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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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George Washington Day by Day

Elizabeth Bryant Johnston - United States - 1895 - 207 pages
...General Sullivan said : " Washington was so struck that he did not utter a word for a half hour." 1778 "The General is sorry to be informed that the foolish and wicked practice of profane swearing, a vice hitherto but little known in an American army, is growing into fashion. He hopes the...
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A patriotic primer for the little citizen ...

Wallace Foster - Patriotic poetry - 1898 - 113 pages
...from fatigue duty on Sundays, except at the shipyards, or on special occasions, until further orders. The General is sorry to be informed that the foolish...wicked practice of profane cursing and swearing, a vice hitherto little known in an American army, is growing into fashion. He hopes the officers will, by...
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The Ridpath Library of Universal Literature ...: A Biographical ..., Volume 24

John Clark Ridpath - Literature - 1898
...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 and wicked practice of profane swearing — a vice heretofore little known in an American army — is growing into fashion. He hopes...
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Irving's Works: The life and letters of Washington Irving, by his nephew, P ...

Washington Irving - 1908
...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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Stepping Stones to Manhood: A Book of Inspiration for Boys and Young Men

William Peter Pearce - Boys - 1903 - 352 pages
...Washington made the following law August 3, 1776, which he caused to be read to the men under his command: "The general is sorry to be informed that the foolish...both they and the men will reflect that we can have but little hope of the blessing of Heaven on our armies if we insult Him by our impiety and folly ;...
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Life of Washington, Volume 2

Washington Irving - 1905
...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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Masterpieces of the World's Best Literature, Volume 8

Jeannette Leonard Gilder - Literature - 1910
...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 and wicked practise of profane swearing — a vice heretofore little known in an American army — is growing...
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The Real America in Romance: With Reading Courses, Being a ..., Volume 9

John Roy Musick - United States - 1908
...ship-yards, or on special occasions, until further orders. The general is sorry to be informed that Hie foolish and wicked practice of profane cursing and...both they and the men will reflect, that we can have but little hope of the blessings of Heaven on our arms, if we insult it by our impiety and folly. Added...
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Teachers' Guide to International Sunday School Lessons for [Jan.-Dec.] 1912

Martha Tarbell - 1911
...regarded ourselves as gentlemen." In a General Order issued by Washington in 1775 occur these words : 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 hopes...
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English Grammar and Composition

Larkin Dunton, Augustus Hill Kelley - English language - 1911 - 322 pages
...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 and wicked practice of profane swearing — a vice heretofore little known in an American army — is growing into fashion. He hopes...
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