The Writings of George Washington: Being His Correspondence, Addresses, Messages, and Other Papers, Official and Private, Selected and Published from the Original Manuscripts; with a Life of the Author, Notes and Illustrations, Band 11
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Seite 403 - whatever plenipotentiary the government of the United States might send to France, to put an end to the existing differences between the two countries, would be undoubtedly received with the respect due to the representative of a free, independent, and powerful nation.
Seite 246 - with a quick step, and to attack, for in that way only they are said to be vulnerable. I must tax you sometimes for advice. We must have your name, if you will in any case permit us to use it There will be more efficacy in it, than in many an army.
Seite 481 - it is expressly agreed, that the vessels of the United States shall not carry any of the articles exported by them from the said British territories to any port or place except to some port or place in America, where the same shall be unladen." I would propose, that, after the word AMERICA, be added, or to
Seite 116 - March, at the conclusion of which, the President said; " A just regard to the constitution, and to the duty of my office, under all the circumstances of this case, forbid a compliance with your request
Seite 263 - that the principal officers in the line and of the staff shall be such as I can place confidence in; and that I shall not be called into the field, until the army is in a situation to require 'my presence, or it becomes indispensable by the urgency of circumstances; contributing, in the
Seite 195 - daily increasing, and that splendid prospect of the future fortunes of his country, which is opening from year to year. His name may be still a rampart, and the knowledge that he lives a bulwark, against all open or secret enemies of his country's peace.
Seite 261 - lieutenant-general and commander-in -chief of all the armies raised or to be raised for the service of the United States.* I cannot express how greatly affected I am at this new proof of public confidence, and the highly flattering manner in which you have been pleased to make the communication ; at the same
Seite 469 - I have duly received your letter of the 28th ultimo, enclosing a copy of what you had written to the Secretary of War on the subject of a military academy. The establishment of an institution of this kind, upon a respectable and extensive basis, has ever been considered by me as an object of primary importance
Seite 188 - Adams because he is your son. For, without intending to compliment the father or the mother, or to censure any others, I give it as my decided opinion, that Mr. Adams is the most valuable public character we have abroad, and that he will prove himself to be the ablest of all our diplomatic corps. If he
Seite 43 - it, I freely submit; and you, Gentlemen, are at liberty to make these sentiments known as the grounds of my procedure. While I feel the most lively gratitude for the many instances of approbation from my country, I can no otherwise deserve it, than by obeying the dictates of my conscience. With due respect, I am, Gentlemen,