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" It would have been a less painful circumstance to me to have heard, that, in consequence of your non-compliance with their request, they had burned my house and laid the plantation in ruins. "
The Story-life of Washington: A Life-history in Five Hundred True Stories - Page 103
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The Life of George Washington: Commander in Chief of the American Forces ...

John Marshall - Generals - 1805
...should have gone on board the vessels of the enemy and furnished them with refreshments. It would havt been a less painful circumstance to me, to have heard)...communicating with the enemy, and making a voluntary offer of refreshment to them, with a view to prevent a conflagration.1' various causes, especially from a want...
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The Life of George Washington: Commander in Chief of the Armies of the ...

David Ramsay - Electronic books - 1811 - 371 pages
...noncompliance with the request of the British, they had burnt my house, and laid my plantation in rums. You ought to have considered yourself as my representative,...have reflected on the bad example of communicating THE LIFE OF with the enemy, and making a voluntary offer of refreshment to them, with a view to prevent...
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The Life of George Washington: Commander in Chief of the Armies of the ...

David Ramsay - Generals - 1814 - 266 pages
...consequence of your non-compliance with the request of the British, they had burnt my house, and laid my plantation in ruins. You ought to have consi"dered...communicating with the enemy, and making a voluntary offer of refreshment to them, with a view to prevent a conflagration." To the other difficulties with which...
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The Life of George Washington

American Sunday-School Union - Presidents - 1829 - 268 pages
...board of the vessels of the enemy, and furnished them with refreshments. It would have been a jess painful circumstance to me, to have heard, that in...the bad example of communicating with the enemy, and of making an offer of refreshment to them with a view to prevent a con<flagration." La Fayette acted...
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The Life of George Washington

Anna C. Reed - 1832 - 266 pages
...that you should have gone on board of the vessels of the enemy, and furnished them with refreshments. It would have been a less painful circumstance to...the bad example of communicating with the enemy, and of making an ofler of refreshment to them with a view to prevent a conflagration." Lafayette acted...
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The Life of George Washington: Commander in Chief of the Armies of the ...

David Ramsay - 1832 - 252 pages
...your non-compliance with the request of the British, they had burnt my house, and laid my plantations in ruins. You ought to have considered yourself as...communicating with the enemy, and making a voluntary offer of refreshment to them, with a view to prevent a conflagration." To the oilier difficulties with which...
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The Life of George Washington: Commander in Chief of the American ..., Volume 1

Presidents - 1832
...is, that you should have gone on board the vessels of the enemy and furnished them with refreshments. It would have been a less painful circumstance to...non-compliance with their request, they had burnt my home and laid the plantation in ruins. You ought to have considered yourself as my representative,...
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The Lives of George Washington and Thomas Jefferson: With a Parallel ...

Stephen Simpson - Presidents - 1833 - 389 pages
...that you should have gone on board the vessels of the enemy, and furnished them with refreshments. It would have been a less painful circum'stance to...communicating with the enemy, and making a voluntary offer of refreshment to them, with a view to prevent a conflagration." The Governor of Virginia, Mr. Jefferson,...
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The Life of George Washington: With Curious Ancedotes, Equally Honourale to ...

Mason Locke Weems - 1833 - 228 pages
...: " SIR— It gives me extreme concern to hear that • you furnished the enemy with refreshments. It '• would have been a less painful circumstance...me, • to have heard, that, in consequence of your non• compliance with their request, they had laid my ' plantation in ruins. GEORGE WASHINGTON." BUT,...
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A Life of Washington, Volume 2

James Kirke Paulding - 1835
...proceeding, as will appear by the following extract of a letter to his overseer. " It would," he writes, " have been a less painful circumstance to me to have...heard that, in consequence of your non-compliance with the request of the British, they had burned my house, and laid my plantation in ruins. You ought to...
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