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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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George Washington and the Art of Business: The Leadership Principles of ...

Mark McNeilly - History - 2008 - 224 pages
...resignation as the commander-in-chief of the army on December 23, 1783, in another emotional ceremony: "Having now finished the work assigned me, I retire...take my leave of all the employments of public life." Washington then set out for Mount Vernon, reaching it on New Year's Eve, with the intent of enjoying...
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Exploring American History: From Colonial Times to 1877, Volume 8

Tom Lansford, Thomas E. Woods - United States - 2008 - 11 pages
...to me, and to claim the indulgence of retiring from the service of my country. . . . Having Jinished the work assigned me, I retire from the great theatre...bidding an affectionate farewell to this august body undei' whose orders I have so long acted, I here offer my commission and take leave of all the employments...
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