The True Story of George Washington: Called the Father of His Country

Lothrop, Lee & Shepard, 1895 - 204 Seiten
This book tells how George Washington was always a "truth-teller, truth-liver, and truth-doer, both as boy and man."

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Seite 162 - But so shall it not be among you: but whosoever will be great among you, shall be your minister: and whosoever of you will be the chiefest, shall be servant of all.
Seite 111 - I am much at a loss to conceive what part of my conduct could have given encouragement to an address, which to me seems big with the greatest mischiefs, that can befall my country. If I am not deceived in the knowledge of myself, you could not have found a person to whom your schemes are more disagreeable.
Seite 72 - I beg it may be remembered by every gentleman in the room that I this day declare, with the utmost sincerity, I do not think myself equal to the command I am honored with.
Seite 69 - I will raise a thousand men, subsist them at my own expense, and march with them at their head for the relief of Boston.
Seite 62 - I am now, I believe, fixed in this seat, with an agreeable partner for life, and I hope to • find more happiness in retirement than I ever experienced in the wide and bustling world.
Seite 111 - Let me conjure you, then, if you have any regard for your country, concern for yourself or posterity, or respect for me, to banish these thoughts from your mind and never communicate, as from yourself or any one else, a sentiment of the like nature.
Seite 111 - With a mixture of great surprise and astonishment, I have read with attention the sentiments you have submitted to my perusal. Be assured, sir, no occurrence in the course of the war has given me more painful sensations than your information of there being such ideas existing in the army as you have expressed, and I must view with abhorrence and reprehend with severity.
Seite 157 - I must erect for the accommodation and security of my military, civil, and private papers, which are voluminous and may be interesting), yet I have scarcely any thing else about me, that does not require considerable repairs. In a word, I am already surrounded by joiners, masons, and painters ; and such is my anxiety to get out of their hands, that I have scarcely a room to put a friend into, or to sit in myself, without the music of hammers, or the odoriferous scent of paint.
Seite 127 - The executive Power shall be vested in a President of the United States of America. He shall hold Office during the Term of four Years...

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