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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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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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George Washington, the Christian

William Jackson Johnstone - Presidents - 1919 - 299 pages
...them from fatigue duty on Sundays, except at shipyards, or on special occasions, until further orders. The General is sorry to be informed that the foolish...fashion; he hopes the officers will by example as well as inAge 44] 83 upon 'Parson Johnes' at his home. These two men were no strangers to each other; neither...
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History of the Fortieth (Sunshine) Division: Containing a Brief History of ...

World War, 1914-1918 - 1920 - 179 pages
...spirit did General Washington issue to the Colonial Army, August 3, 1776, the following general order: "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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George Washington in Love and Otherwise

Eugene Ernst Prussing - 1925 - 183 pages
...opinion of profanity is on record — it appears in "General Orders" under date New York, August 3, 1776. 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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Honor to George Washington and Reading about George Washington: Pamphlets 1 ...

Albert Bushnell Hart - 1932 - 198 pages
...this poor Criminal, first led him into practices which ended in an untimely and ignominous Death." "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 Amphibians Came to Conquer: The Story of Admiral Richmond ..., Volume 2

George Carroll Dyer - World War, 1939-1945 - 1972 - 1278 pages
...American "Military Man" almost two hundred years ago when in the general order of July 1776, he wrote: The General is sorry to be informed that the foolish...wicked practice of profane cursing and swearing, a vice hitherto little known in our American "Lieutenant Colonel RD Heinl, USMC, Director Naval Gunfire School,...
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Religion and the Continental Congress, 1774-1789: Contributions to Original ...

Derek H. Davis - Religion - 2000 - 320 pages
...Washington continued to be concerned, resulting in this order issued by Washington on 3 August 1776: The General is sorry to be informed that the foolish...wicked practice of profane cursing and swearing (a vice hitherto little known in the American Army) is growing into fashion; he hopes the officers will, by...
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The Ten Commandments & Their Influence on American Law: A Study in History

William J. Federer - Law - 2003 - 288 pages
...Army) is growing into fashion; he hopes 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 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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A Hunger For Liberty Leads to the Declaration of Independence

Mary Mostert - 2004 - 205 pages
...from fatigue duty on Sundays (except at the Ship Yards, or special occasions) until further orders. "The General is sorry to be informed that the foolish,...example, as well as influence, endeavor to check it, 181 General Washington General Orders to his troops, July 9, 1776 http://etext.lib.virqinia.edu/etcbin/toccer...
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The Founders on Religion: A Book of Quotations

James H. Hutson - Reference - 2009 - 288 pages
...1820. Adams, Jefferson's Extracts, 393. Proclamations: see Fast and Thanksgiving Days * Profanity * The General is sorry to be informed that the foolish,...heretofore little known in an American Army) is growing 28 Michael Servetus (1511-1553), Spanish theologian, whose antiTrinitarian views led to his being burned...
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