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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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Words on War: Military Quotations from Ancient Times to the Present

Jay M. Shafritz - Military art and science - 1990 - 559 pages
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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 - Literary Criticism - 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 HarperCollins Dictionary of American Government and Politics

Jay M. Shafritz - United States - 1992 - 656 pages
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George Washington: A Biography

Washington Irving - History - 1994 - 790 pages
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The Penguin Book of Historic Speeches

Brian MacArthur - Essays - 1995 - 503 pages
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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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The Life of George Washington, Commander in Chief of the American Forces ...

John Marshall - 2000 - 655 pages
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