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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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England's naval and military weakness ... The Volunteer force, incentives to ...

James Walter (major, Lancs. artillery volunteers.) - 1882
...that ever lived, had the moral courage to issue a general order against this vice, thus worded:— " The General is sorry to be informed that the foolish...cursing and swearing, a vice heretofore little known in the American army, is growing into fashion. He hopes the officers will, by example as well as influence,...
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Kings without crowns; or Lives of American presidents, with a sketch of the ...

Charles H. Evans - 1884 - 224 pages
...Sunday as much as possible, expressly to allow them to attend public worship. He writes again : — ' The General is sorry to be informed that the foolish...the officers will, by example as well as influence, endeavour to check it, and that both they and the men will reflect that we can have little hope of...
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Christ and Christianity, Studies on Christology, Creeds and Confessions ...

Philip Schaff - Christianity - 1885 - 310 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. lie hopes the officers will, by...
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The Writings of George Washington, Volume 4

George Washington - United States - 1889
...from fatigue duty on Sunday (except at the Ship Yards, or special occasions,) until further orders. The General is sorry to be informed that the foolish...and the men will reflect, that we can have little hopes of the Blessing of Heaven on our Arms if we insult it by our impiety and folly ; added to this...
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The Writings of George Washington, Volume 4

George Washington - Presidents - 1889
...from fatigue duty on Sunday (except at the Ship Yards, or special occasions,) until further orders. The General is sorry to be informed that the foolish...and the men will reflect, that we can have little hopes of the Blessing of Heaven on our Arms if we insult it by our impiety and folly ; added to this...
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Libels on Washington

George Henry Moore - Monmouth, Battle of, 1791 - 1889 - 22 pages
...court-martial. For the second offence, he will be more severely punished." Sparks : ii. 167 note, xii. 400. " The General is sorry to be informed, that the foolish...the officers will, by example as well as influence, endeavour to check it, and that both they and the men will reflect, that we can have little hope of...
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Itinerary of General Washington from June 15, 1775, to December 23, 1783

William Spohn Baker - 1892 - 334 pages
...informed that the foolish and wicked practice of profane cursing and swearing (a Vice heretofore but little known in an American Army), is growing into...the officers will by example as well as influence endeavour to check it, and that both they and the men will reflect, that we can have little hope of...
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Itinerary of General Washington from June 15, 1775, to December 23, 1783

William Spohn Baker - 1892 - 334 pages
...Amboy . . 19.10."— Washington'* Accounts. SATURDAY AUGUST 8. At New York : Orderly Book. — " The General is sorry to be informed that the foolish...of profane cursing and swearing (a Vice heretofore but little known in an American Army), is growing into fashion; he hopes the officers will by example...
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Itinerary of General Washington from June 15, 1775, to December 23, 1783

William Spohn Baker - 1892 - 334 pages
...delay." — Washington to John Augustine Washington. SATURDAY AUGUST 3. At New York : Orderly Book. — " The General is sorry to be informed that the foolish...of profane cursing and swearing (a Vice heretofore but little known in an American Army), is growing into fashion ; he hopes the officers will by example...
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Independence: A Story of the Revolution

John Roy Musick - United States - 1894 - 464 pages
...fatigue duty : 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...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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