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" Having now finished the work assigned me, I retire from the great theatre of action ; and, bidding an affectionate farewell to this august body, under whose orders I have so long acted, I here offer my commission, and take my leave of all the employments... "
A history of the United States of America - Page 236
by Charles Augustus Goodrich - 1823 - 379 pages
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The Life of George Washington

Jared Sparks - Presidents - 1839 - 562 pages
...concourse of spectators being present. At the close of his address on this occasion, he said ; " Having now finished the work assigned me, I retire from the...farewell to this august body, under whose orders I have so long acted, I here offer my commission, and take my leave of all the employments of public life."...
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The Writings of George Washington: Being His Correspondence ..., Volume 8

George Washington, Jared Sparks - United States - 1839
...protection of Almighty God, and those who have the superintendence of them to his holy keeping. Having now finished the work assigned me, I retire from the...farewell to this august body, under whose orders I have so long acted, I here offer my commission, and take my leave of all the employments of public life....
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The Life of George Washington

Jared Sparks - Presidents - 1839 - 562 pages
...of action ; and, bidding an affectionate farewell to this august body, under whose orders I have so long acted, I here offer my commission, and take my leave of all the employments of public life." He then advanced and gave his commission into the hands of the President, who replied...
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Defense Organization: The Need for Change : Staff Report to the Committee on ...

United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Armed Services - United States - 1985 - 645 pages
...his farewell remarks thus: Saving now finished the work assigned me, I retire from the great theater of Action; and bidding an Affectionate farewell to this August body under whose orders I have so long acted, I here offer my Commission, and take my leave of all the employments of public life....
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Theater Enough: American Culture and the Metaphor of the World Stage, 1607-1789

Jeffrey H. Richards, Professor of Theatre Jeffrey H Richards - Performing Arts - 1991 - 335 pages
...theatre of Action, and bidding an Affectionate farewell to this August body under whose order I have so long acted, I here offer my Commission, and take my leave of all the employments of public life" (quoted in Middlekauff, 584). In the noble wartime theater of a Washington, as in the...
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The Life of Washington: A New Edition with Primary Documents and ...

Mason Locke Weems - Biography & Autobiography - 1996
...protection of Almighty God, and those who have the superintendence of them, to his holy keeping. Having now finished the work assigned me, I retire from the...farewell to this August body under whose orders I have so long acted, I here offer my Commission, and take my leave of all the employments of public life....
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The Life of Washington: A New Edition with Primary Documents and ...

Mason Locke Weems - Biography & Autobiography - 1996
...theatre of Action; and bidding an Affectionate farewell to this August body under whose orders I have so long acted, I here offer my Commission, and take my leave of all the employments of public life. [John C. Fitzpatrick, ed. The Writings of George Washington. 39 vols. Washington, DC,...
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A Sacred Union of Citizens: George Washington's Farewell Address and the ...

Matthew Spalding, Patrick J. Garrity - History - 1996 - 216 pages
...respectable Nation, I resign with satisfaction the Appointment I accepted with diffidence." "Having now finished the work assigned me, I retire from the great theatre of Action . . . and take my leave of all the employments of public life." So it was that Washington's modesty, self-control...
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William Donald Schaefer: A Political Biography

C. Fraser Smith - Biography & Autobiography - 1999 - 410 pages
...theater of action; and bidding an affectionate farewell to this August body under whose orders I have so long acted, I here offer my commission and take my leave of all the employments of public life." He would accept other public jobs, of course, but for the moment, Washington was headed...
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The Complete Idiot's Guide to the American Revolution

Alan Axelrod - History - 1999 - 396 pages
..."Having now finished the work assigned me," he tearfully declared, "I retire from the great theater of action, and bidding an affectionate farewell to this august body under whose orders I have so long acted, I here offer my commission, and take my leave of all the employments of public life."...
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