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" I consider it as an indispensable duty to close this last solemn act of my official life, by commending; the interests of our dearest country to the protection of Almighty God, and those who have the superintendence of them to his holy keeping. " Having... "
The constitution of the United States of America; ... the Declaration of ... - Page 209
by William Hickey - 1851
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Bootmaker to the Nation: The Story of the American Revolution

John Slade - Fiction - 2002 - 721 pages
...to the present moment, as worthy of the favorable notice and patronage of Congress. " He concluded, long acted, I here offer my Commission, and take my leave of all the employments of public life. " From an inner pocket of his coat, he took out and unfolded a second piece of paper: the commission...
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General Washington's Christmas Farewell: A Mount Vernon Homecoming, 1783

Director the Institute for the Arts and Humanities Stanley Weintraub, Stanley Weintraub - Biography & Autobiography - 2003 - 205 pages
...Official life, by commending the Interests of our dearest Country to the protection of Almighty God, and those who have the superintendence of them, to his...take my leave of all the employments of public life. From his coat pocket, Washington withdrew the parchment that was his appointment from Congress as commander...
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History of American Political Thought

Bryan-Paul Frost, Jeffrey Sikkenga - Political Science - 2003 - 834 pages
...independence, and gratitude for the support of his countrymen and trusted aides, he bade farewell: "Having now finished the work assigned me, I retire...take my leave of all the employments of public life" (W 547-48). Jefferson soon wrote to him: "the moderation & virtue of a single character has probably...
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George Washington Coloring Book

Peter F. Copeland, Coloring Books - Juvenile Nonfiction - 2003 - 48 pages
...He then traveled to Annapolis, Maryland, where he resigned his commission on December 23. He stated, "Having now finished the work assigned me. I retire...take my leave of all the employments of public life." Washington then departed for Virginia to rejoin his beloved family and estate at Mount Vernon. Coming...
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Washington on Washington

Paul M. Zall - Biography & Autobiography
...could bow off the stage with clear conscience to the applause of the world. He could do no more. Having finished the work assigned me, I retire from the great...so long acted, I here offer my Commission, and take leave of all the employments of public life.13 SEEKING RETIREMENT 1784-1786 Except for the brief visit...
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George Washington Coloring Book

Peter F. Copeland, Coloring Books - Juvenile Nonfiction - 2003 - 48 pages
...the Treaty of Paris offtcially ended the Revolutionary War and America became an independent nation. bidding an Affectionate farewell to this August body...take my leave of all the employments of public life." Washington then departed for Virginia to rejoin his beloved family and estate at Mount Vernon. 34 Coming...
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George Washington Coloring Book

Peter F. Copeland, Coloring Books - Juvenile Nonfiction - 2003 - 48 pages
...stated. "Having now ftnished the work assigned me. I retire from the great theatre of Action; and hidding an Affectionate farewell to this August body under...take my leave of all the employments of public life." Washington then departed for Virginia to rejoin his beloved family and estate at Mount Vernon. Coming...
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Washington and His Masonic Compeers1866

Sidney Hayden - Social Science - 2003 - 412 pages
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George Washington: The Man of the Age

John P. Kaminski - Presidents - 2004 - 60 pages
...most penetrating manner, "Having now finished the work assigned me I retire from the great theater of action, and bidding an affectionate farewell to...take my leave of all the employments of public life." So saying he drew out from his bosom his commission and delivered it up to the president of Congress...
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The Life Of George Washington

Mary L. Williamson - Juvenile Nonfiction - 2004 - 128 pages
...speech concluding thus: "Having now finished the work assigned me, I retire from the great theater of action, and bidding an affectionate farewell to...acted, I here offer my commission and take my leave of 102 all the employments of public life." He then advanced and laid his commission in the president's...
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