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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 Story of Young George Washington

Wayne Whipple - Presidents - 1918 - 256 pages
...what hour they will ; and this is as much as I can promise. But my best endeavors shall not be wasted to effect more. "I doubt not if you hear I am beaten,...in fighting as long as there was a shadow of hope." 162 Brave words for a military commander of twenty-two ! Yet this was not a boastful utterance, for...
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Boys' Book of Border Battles

Edwin Legrand Sabin - Battles - 1920 - 349 pages
...Dinwiddie : "Your honor may depend I will not be surprised, let 26 them come at what hour they will. I doubt not if you hear I am beaten; but you will...we have done our duty in fighting as long as there is a shadow of hope." Meanwhile Fort Duquesne was in a state of excitement, also. The one Canadian...
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History of Pittsburgh and Environs: From Prehistoric Days to the ..., Volume 1

George Thornton Fleming - Pennsylvania - 1922
...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,...hope. I have sent Lieutenant West, accompanied by Mr. Splitdorph and a guard of twenty men, to conduct the prisoners in, and I believe the officers have...
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History of Pittsburgh and Environs, Volume 1

George Thornton Fleming - Pittsburgh (Pa.) - 1922
...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,...hope. I have sent Lieutenant West, accompanied by Mr. Splitdorph and a guard of twenty men, to conduct the prisoners in, and I believe the officers have...
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The Writings of George Washington from the Original Manuscript Sources, 1745 ...

George Washington - United States - 1931
...will ; and this is as much as I can promise, but my best endeavour's shall not be wanting to deserve more, I doubt not 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...
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Radio Addresses by Honorable Sol Bloom: Mother's Day, Flag Day, Independence ...

Sol Bloom - Flag Day - 1931 - 30 pages
...definite errand, and it was the Washington habit to do what he set out to do. He wrote to his governor, " I doubt not 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...
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The Life of George Washington, Volume 1

Washington Irving - Biography & Autobiography - 2005 - 408 pages
...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,...but you will hear at the same time that we have done oar duty in fighting as long as there is a shadow of hope." The fact is, that Washington was in a high...
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