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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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The Foreign Quarterly Review

1841
...the work assigned me, I retire from the great theatre of action, and bidding an affectionate adieu to this august body, under whose orders I have so...employments of public life." He then advanced, and gave his commission into the hands of the president, who replied to his address. The ceremony being...
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The Iris, Or Literary Messenger, Volume 1

1841
...mortal conqueror upon true heroism and love of country. " HAVING," said he, " NOW FINISHED THE WOEX ASSIGNED ME, I retire from the great theatre of action,...august body, under whose orders I have so long acted, 1 HEEE OFFEE MY COMMISSION, AND TAXE MV LEAVE OF ALL THE EMPLOYMENTS OF PCBLIC LIFE." As we stand gazing...
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Annals of Annapolis: Comprising Sundry Notices of that Old City from the ...

David Ridgely - Annapolis (Md.) - 1841 - 283 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...now finished the work assigned me, I retire from the theatre of action, and bidding an affectionate farewell to this august body, under whose orders I have...
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Annals of Annapolis: Comprising Sundry Notices of that Old City from the ...

David Ridgely - Annapolis (Md.) - 1841 - 283 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...now finished the work assigned me, I retire from the theatre of action, and bidding an affectionate farewell to this august body, under whose orders I have...
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The Foreign Quarterly Review, Volumes 26-27

1841
...had held for the service of his country. " At the close of his address on this occasion, he said, ' Having now finished the work assigned me, I retire...great theatre of action, and bidding an affectionate adieu to this august body, under ; whose ord» r» I have во long acted. 1 here offrr my j commission,...
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Defense Organization: The Need for Change : Staff Report to the Committee on ...

United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Armed Services - United States - 1985 - 645 pages
...his farewell remarks thus: Saving 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. As Gary Wills has written: At that moment the ancient legend of Cincinnatus — the Roman called from...
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Theater Enough: American Culture and the Metaphor of the World Stage, 1607-1789

Jeffrey H. Richards, Professor of Theatre Jeffrey H Richards - Performing Arts - 1991 - 335 pages
...Annapolis, December 23, 1783, he returns once more to the trope by which he has measured his actions: "Having now finished the work assigned me, I retire...Affectionate farewell to this August body under whose order I have so long acted, I here offer my Commission, and take my leave of all the employments of...
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The Life of Washington: A New Edition with Primary Documents and ...

Mason Locke Weems - Biography & Autobiography - 1996
...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. [John C. Fitzpatrick, ed. The Writings of George Washington. 39 vols. Washington, DC, 1931-44,27:284-85.]...
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A Sacred Union of Citizens: George Washington's Farewell Address and the ...

Matthew Spalding, Patrick J. Garrity - History - 1996 - 216 pages
...becoming a respectable Nation, I resign with satisfaction the Appointment I accepted with diffidence." "Having now finished the work assigned me, I retire from the great theatre of Action . . . and take my leave of all the employments of public life." So it was that Washington's modesty, self-control...
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The Complete Idiot's Guide to the American Revolution

Alan Axelrod - History - 1999 - 396 pages
..."Having now finished the work assigned me," he tearfully 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." With this, Washington withdrew the documents of his commission from his pocket and handed them to the...
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