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" MR. PRESIDENT: Though I am truly sensible of the high honor done me, in this appointment, yet I feel great distress, from a consciousness that my abilities and military experience may not be equal to the extensive and important trust. "
The Pictorial Field-book of the Revolution ; Or, Illustrations, by Pen and ... - Page 563
by Benson John Lossing - 1851
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Journal of the Proceedings of the Congress: Held at Philadelphia, May 10, 1775

United States. Continental Congress - United States - 1776 - 210 pages
...We of the high honour done me in this appointment, yet I fee! great diftrefs, from a confcioufnefs that my abilities and military experience may not be equal to the extenfive and important truft: However, as the Congrefs defire it, I will enter upon the momentous...
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The Gentleman's Magazine, Volume 57, Part 1

Early English newspapers - 1787
...leufible of the bigb honour done me in this appointment, jet I feel great diflreO, from a confcioulntfs that my abilities and military experience may not be equal to the tftcnfi/e and ioirt • u" : however, as Congrefs delire it, I -Ш enter on the momentous duty, and...
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The History of the Rise, Progress, and Establishment, of the ..., Volume 2

William Gordon - United States - 1788
...military experience may nqt be equal to the extenfive and important truft. However, as the congrefs defire it, I will enter upon the momentous duty, and exert every power I poffefs in -fervic.e,. and for' the- rupport of the glorious caufe. " I beg u I beg they will accept...
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Washington's political legacies: To which is annexed an appendix, containing ...

George Washington, J. M. Williams - United States - 1800 - 208 pages
...PRESIDENT, " THOUGH' I am truly sensible of the high honour done me in this appointment, yet I feel great distress, from a consciousness that my abilities and...and exert every power I possess, in their service, for support of the glorious cause. I beg they will accept my most cordial thanks for this distinguished...
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Eulogies and Orations on the Life and Death of General George Washington ...

Eulogies - 1800 - 304 pages
...Heaven. " I feel great diftrefs," faid he on his acceptance of the command, " from a confcioufhefs that my abilities, and military experience may not be equal to the extenfive and important truft : however, as the Congrefs'defire it, -I will enter upon the momentous...
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The Washingtoniana: containing a sketch of the life and death of the late ...

Francis Johnston, William Hamilton - Biography & Autobiography - 1802 - 411 pages
...choice was directed by heaven. " I feel great distress," said he on his acceptance of the command, " from a consciousness that my abilities and military...momentous duty, and exert every power I possess in their ser. vice, and for support of the glorious cause." Modesty ever accompanies great merit i and diffidence...
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The History of the Discovery and Settlement: To the Present Time, of North ...

William Fordyce Mavor - America - 1804 - 383 pages
...abilities and military experience May no: be equal to the extensive and important trust ; ii•iwerar, as the congress desire it, I will enter upon the momentous...exert every power I possess in their service, and in support of the glorious cause. I beg they will accept niy most cord!;:l tiiauks for this disunguished...
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The life of George Washington, Volume 2

John Marshall - 1804
...him, yet he felt great distress, from a consciousness that his abilities and military experience might not be equal to the extensive and important trust. However, as the Congress desired it, he would enter upon the momentous duty, and exert every power he possessed in their service,...
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The Life of George Washington,: Commander in Chief of the American Forces ...

John Marshall, Bushrod Washington - 1804
...him, yet he felt great distress from a consciousness that his abilities and military experience, might not be equal to the extensive and important trust. However, as the congress desired it, he would enter upon the momentous duty, and exert every power he possessed in their service,...
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The life of George Washington: commander in chief of the American ..., Volume 2

John Marshall, Bushrod Washington - Biography & Autobiography - 1804
...him, yet he felt great distress from a consciousness that his abilities and military experience, might not be equal to the extensive and important trust. However, as the congress desired it, he would enter upon the momentous duty, and exert every power he possessed in their service,...
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