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" Your honor may depend I will not be surprised, let them come at what hour they will, and this is as much as I can promise; but my best endeavors shall not be wanting to effect more. I doubt not, if you hear I am beaten, but you will hear at the same time... "
The Writings of George Washington: pt. I. Official letters relating to the ... - Page 36
by George Washington, Jared Sparks - 1834
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The Works of Washington Irving in Twelve Volumes, Volume 10

Washington Irving - 1881
...— London Mag., 1754. 1764] MILITARY EXCITEMENT. Ill much as I can promise; but my best endeavors shall not be wanting to effect more. I doubt not,...we have done our duty in fighting as long as there is a shadow of hope." The fact is, that Washington was in a high state of military excitement. He was...
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The Official Records of Robert Dinwiddie, Lieutenant-governor of ..., Volume 3

Virginia. Lieutenant Governor (1751-1758 : Dinwiddie) - United States - 1883
...wanting to deserve more. I doubt not but if you hear I am beaten, but you will, at the same [time] hear that we have done our duty in fighting as long [as] there was a possibility of hope. I have sent Lieut. West, accompanied with Mr. Sprilldorph "* and a Guard of 20...
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St. Nicholas, Volume 13, Part 1

Children's literature - 1886
...surprised, let them come at what hour they will; and this is as much as I can promise. But my best endeavors shall not be wanting to effect more. I doubt not,...in fighting as long as there was a shadow of hope." The camp was now a lively place. The Indians, afraid of the French, began to flock to it. and the companies...
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The Writings of George Washington: 1748-1757

George Washington - 1889
...wanting to deserve more. I doubt not, but if you hear I am beaten, but you will, at the same [time,] hear that we have done our duty, in fighting as long [as] there was a possibility of hope. I have sent Lieutenant West, accompanied with Mr. Splitdorph and a guard of 20...
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George Washington

1895
...the Governor of Virginia, begging for the soldiers that had been promised him; "and you may hear that I am beaten. But you will hear at the same time that...in fighting as long as there was a shadow of hope." These were brave words for a young leader in the strait in'which he found himself, but it was George...
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The True Story of George Washington

Brooks, Elbridge S. - 1895
...Governor of Virginia, begging for the soldiers that had been promised him; " and you may hear that I am beaten. But you will hear at the same time that...in fighting as long as there was a shadow of hope." These were brave words for a young leader in the strait in which he found himself, but it was George...
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The True George Washington

Paul Leicester Ford - 1896 - 319 pages
...to one," adding, " I doubt not, but if you hear I am beaten, but you will, at the same [time,] hear that we have done our duty, in fighting as long [as] there was a possibility of hope," and in this he was as good as his word. When sickness detained him in the Braddock...
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The True George Washington

Paul Leicester Ford - Generals - 1897 - 319 pages
...to one," adding, " I doubt not, but if you hear I am beaten, but you will, at the same [time,] hear that we have done our duty, in fighting as long [as] there was a possibility of hope," and in this he was as good as his word. When sickness detained him in the Braddock...
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Life and Times of Washington, Volume 1

John Frederick Schroeder - Presidents - 1903 - 2032 pages
...be wanting to deserve more. I doubt not but if you hear I am beaten, you will at the same time hear that we have done our duty in fighting as long as there was a possibility of hope. " I have sent Lieutenant West to conduct the prisoners in. I have showed them...
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The Complete Writings of Washington Irving, Including His Life, Volume 9

Washington Irving - American literature - 1905
...let them come at what hour they will, and this is as much as I can promise ; but my best endeavors shall not be wanting to effect more. I doubt not,...we have done our duty in fighting as long as there is a shadow of hope." The fact is, that Washington was in a high state of military excitement. He was...
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