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" I will raise a thousand men, subsist them at my own expense and march to the relief of Boston," was now ready to make good his word. He began to drill soldiers, and wrote to his brother that, if need be, he would accept the command of the soldiers from... "
George Washington - Seite 73
1895
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Portraits and Personalities

2004
...and when the trouble finally came to a head in New England, he declared in the Virginia Convention, "I will raise a thousand men, subsist them at my own expense, and march them to the relief of Boston." Men of that spirit and of Washington's military reputation were rare,...
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Patriots

A. J. Langguth - 1989 - 640 Seiten
...if the Bostonians began to fight the British. As the arguments raged, Washington had risen to say, "I will raise a thousand men, subsist them at my own expense and march myself at their head for the relief of Boston." It was the most eloquent speech that Lynch had ever...
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The New England Historical and Genealogical Register,: Volume 29 1875

New England Historic Genealogical Society Staff - 1995 - 513 Seiten
...Virginia Convention that speech which Lynch of Carolina says is the most eloquent that ever was made : " I will raise a thousand men, subsist them at my own expense, and march with them at their head for the relief of Boston." These were his words, — and his name is Washington....
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What Makes America Great?: Land of Freedom, Honor, Justice, and Opportunity

Lon Cantor - 2003 - 244 Seiten
...Congress. From the tenor of the debates, he became convinced that action, not words, was required. He said, "I will raise a thousand men, subsist them at my own expense, and march myself at their head for the relief of Boston." Always a man of his word Washington went back to Virginia...
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Turner's Worms.Realizing Expectations

A. A. Sorensen - 2004 - 416 Seiten
...north, and debated what to do if the Bostonians began to fight the British. Washington defiantly said, "I will raise a thousand men, subsist them at my own expense and march myself at their head for the relief of Boston." Patrick Henry claimed to be "no longer a Virginian,...
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Anecdotes of Public Men, Band 2

John Wien Forney - 1881
...Convention, that speech which Lynch, of Carolina, says is the most eloquent speech that ever was made : 'I will raise a thousand men, subsist them at my own expense, and march with them at their head for the relief of Boston.' These were his words— and his name is Washington."...
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Appleton's Cyclopaedia of American Biography, Band 6

James Grant Wilson, John Fiske - 1889
...of the sufferings resulting from the port bill, he is said to have exclaimed, impulsively : •• I will raise a thousand men, subsist them at my own expense, and march with them, at their head, for the relief of Boston." He little dreamed at that moment that within two...
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