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" If you speak of eloquence, Mr. Rutledge, of South Carolina, is by far the greatest orator ; but if you speak of solid information and sound judgment, Colonel Washington is unquestionably the greatest man on that floor. "
The Quarterly review - Page 20
1841
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The London Magazine, Volume 5

1822
...character. Being naturally interrogated by his countrymen as to the talents of the different members of the Congress, he replied: " If you speak of eloquence,...information and sound judgment, Colonel Washington is by far the greatest man on that ▀oor ! " At this time, to a mere common observer, Washington was remarkable...
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Anecdotes of the Revolutionary War in America: With Sketches of Character of ...

Alexander Garden - History - 1822 - 459 pages
...speak of eloquence, John Rtilledge, of South-Carolina, is the greatest orator ; but, if you speak of information and sound judgment, Colonel Washington is unquestionably the greatest man on the floor." Of his decision of character there can exist no doubt. It was strongly exemplified at the...
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A New American Biographical Dictionary; Or, Remembrancer of the Departed ...

Thomas Jones Rogers - United States - 1823 - 352 pages
...first congress to his constituents, he was asked ' whom he thought the greatest man in congress,' and replied, if you speak of eloquence, Mr. Rutledge of...information and sound judgment, colonel Washington, is unqestionably, the greatest man on that floor'. In March, 1775. Mr, Henry was a member of the convention...
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A New American Biographical Dictionary: Or, Rememberancer of the Departed ...

Statesmen - 1824 - 504 pages
...first congress to his constituents, he was asked 'whom he thought the greatest man in congress.' and replied, 'if you speak of eloquence, Mr. Rutledge...is unquestionably, the greatest man on that floor.' In March, 1775, Mr. Henry was a member of the convention of delegates from the several counties and...
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A New American Biographical Dictionary: Or, Rememberancer of the Departed ...

Statesmen - 1824 - 504 pages
...'if you speak of eloquence, Mr. Rutledge of South Carolina, is by far the greatest orator: but '•f you speak of solid information and sound judgment,...is unquestionably, the greatest man on that floor.' In March, 1775, Mr. Henry was a member of the convention of delegates from the several counties and...
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Biographia Americana: Or, A Historical and Critical Account of the Lives ...

Benjamin Franklin French - United States - 1820 - 356 pages
...you speak of eloquence, John Rutledge, of South Carolina, is the greatest orator; but if you speak of information and sound judgment, colonel Washington is unquestionably the greatest man on the floor". Of his decision of character there can exist no doubt. It was strongly exemplified at the...
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The Writings of George Washington: pt.I. Official letters relating to the ...

George Washington - United States - 1834
...wonted kindness and candor ; and, having been asked by one of them, ' whom he thought the greatest man in Congress,' he replied, — 'If you speak of...is, unquestionably, the greatest man on that floor." Such was the penetration, which, at that early period of Washington's life, could pierce through his...
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The Writings of George Washington: pt. I. Official letters relating to the ...

George Washington, Jared Sparks - Presidents - 1834
...wonted kindness and candor ; and, having been asked by one of them, ' whom he thought the greatest man in Congress,' he replied, — ' If you speak of...is, unquestionably, the greatest man on that floor.' Such was the penetration, which, at that early period of Washington's life, could pierce through his...
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Lives of the Departed Heroes, Sages, and Statesmen of America: Confined ...

United States - 1834 - 400 pages
...first congress to his constituents, he was asked " whom he thought the greatest man in congress ?" and replied, "if you speak of eloquence, Mr. Rutledge,...is unquestionably the greatest man on that floor." In March, 1775, Mr. Henry was a member of the convention of delegates from the several counties and...
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The Writings of George Washington: Life of Washington

George Washington, Jared Sparks - Presidents - 1837
...first Congress. Soon after Patrick Henry returned home, being asked " whom he thought the greatest man in Congress," he replied, "If you speak of eloquence,...is unquestionably the greatest man on that floor." * This opinion was verified by every act of his life. His knowledge, on the subjects to which he gave...
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