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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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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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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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Turner's Words: Achieving Freedom

A. A. Sorensen - Fiction - 2005 - 388 pages
...disaster — words that were written for the occasion by Thomas Jefferson. He concluded by saying, "Having now finished the work assigned me, I retire...take my leave of all the employments of public life." pers and Aaron Turner, who was to help him sort and arrange them. Peace had been won, but could it...
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George Washington's War: The Forging of a Revolutionary Leader and the ...

Bruce Chadwick - History - 2005 - 576 pages
...the hushed chamber that "having now finished the work assigned me, I retire from the great theater of action; and bidding an affectionate farewell to...offer my commission, and take my leave of all the employment of public life." McHenry was as overwrought with feeling as everyone else in the chamber....
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The Life of George Washington, Volume 4

Washington Irving - Biography & Autobiography - 2005 - 416 pages
...of Almighty God ; and those who have the superintendence of them, to his holy keeping. " Having HOW finished the work assigned me, I retire from the great...farewell to this august body, under whose orders I have long acted, I here offer my commission, and take my leave of all the employments of public life." "...
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The Real History of the American Revolution: A New Look at the Past

Alan Axelrod - History - 2007 - 371 pages
..."HAVING NOW FINISHED the work assigned me," he tearfullv declared, "I retire from the great theater of action, and bidding an affectionate farewell to...take my leave of all the employments of public life." Washington withdrew the documents of his commission from his pocket and handed them to the president...
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Magnanimity and Statesmanship

Carson Holloway - Political Science - 2008 - 229 pages
...(including constitutional reform), he resigned his commission before Congress in December of 1783: "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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