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" The General is sorry to be informed, that the foolish and wicked practice of profane cursing and swearing, a vice heretofore little known in an American army... "
The Story-life of Washington: A Life-history in Five Hundred True Stories ... - Page 275
by Wayne Whipple - 1911 - 709 pages
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The Works of Washington Irving ...

Washington Irving - American literature - 1861
...from fatigue duty on Sundays, except at the ship-yards, or on special occasions, until further orders. The general is sorry to be informed, that the foolish...reflect, that we can have little hope of the blessing 302 LIFE OF WASHINGTON. [1776. of Heaven on our arms, if we insult it by our impiety and folly. Added...
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Stories and Illustrations of the Ten Commandments, for the Young ...

Jonathan Cross - Ten commandments - 1862 - 172 pages
...profane swearing. The good and great Washington said in his public orders to his army, "The General Hopes the officers will, by example as well as influence,...both they and the men will reflect that we can have but little hope of the blessing of heaven on our arms, if we insult God by our impiety and folly. Added...
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The soldier's armour of strength, devotional exercises [&c.] adapted by ...

John (pilgrim, pseud) - 1863
...and act as becomes a Christian soldier defending the dearest rights and liberties of his country." " The General is sorry to be informed that the foolish and wicked practice of profane cursing and swearing—a vice hitherto little known in an American army-—is growing into fashion ; he hopes the...
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Christian Life and Character of the Civil Institutions of the United States ...

Benjamin Franklin Morris - Christianity - 1864 - 831 pages
...to be informed that the foolish and wicked practice of profane cursing and swearing, a vice hitherto little known in an American army, is growing into...it, and that both they and the men will reflect that wo can have little hope of the blessing of Heaven on our arms if we insult it by our impiety and folly....
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Notes and Queries

Questions and answers - 1865
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Lives of the Presidents of the United States of America from Washington to ...

John Stevens Cabot Abbott - Presidents - 1867 - 480 pages
...an American army, is growing rnto fashion. He hopes that the officers will, by example as well as by influence, endeavor to check it, and that both they...have little hope of the blessing of Heaven on our aims if we insult it by our impiety and folly. Add to this, it is a vice so mean and low, without any...
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The Cabin Boy's Locker: Compiled Chiefly from the Volumes of the Sailor's ...

J. K. Davis - Sailors - 1867 - 179 pages
...under the command of Washington, dated at bead quarters, in the city of New York, August 8, 1776 : " The General is sorry to be informed, that the foolish and wicked practice of profane swearing, a vice heretofore little known in an American army, is growing into fashion. He hones the...
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Lives of the Presidents of the United States of America from Washington to ...

John Stevens Cabot Abbott - Presidents - 1867 - 480 pages
...sorry to be informed that the foolish and profane practice of cursing and swearing, a vice hitherto little known in an American army, is growing into fashion. He hopes that the officers will, by example as well as by influence, endeavor to check it, and that both they...
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Works of Washington Irving: Washington

Washington Irving - 1870
...from fatigue duty on Sundays, except at the ship-yards, or on special occasions, until further orders. The general is sorry to be informed, that the foolish...that both they and the men will reflect, that we can little hope of the blessing of Heaven on our arms, if we insult it by our impiety and folly. Added...
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Chambers's Miscellany of Instructive & Entertaining Tracts, Volumes 7-8

William Chambers, Robert Chambers - 1870
...fatigue-duty on Sundays, except at the ship-yards, and on special occasions, until further orders. The general is sorry to be informed that the foolish...he hopes the officers will, by example as well as by influence, endeavour to check it ; and that both they and the men will reflect that we can have...
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