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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: True Patriot

Janet Benge, Geoff Benge - Juvenile Nonfiction - 2001 - 224 pages
...the indulgence of retiring from the service of my country. George choked back tears as he continued. Having now finished the work assigned me, I retire...take my leave of all the employments of public life. Chapter 17 A Rising Sun George and Martha Washington sat side by side in their carriage on Christmas...
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George Washington: Foundation of Presidential Leadership and Character

Ethan M. Fishman, William D. Pederson, Mark J. Rozell - Biography & Autobiography - 2001 - 240 pages
...December 23, 1783 address to Congress, Washington wrote, "Having now finished the work assigned to me, I retire from the great theatre of Action; and...so long acted, I here offer my Commission, and take leave of all the employments of public life." This letter can be found on p. 272 of the WB Allen edition...
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The Revolutionary Generation

Norman K. Risjord - History - 2001 - 342 pages
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George Washington: A Biographical Companion

Frank E. Grizzard - Biography & Autobiography - 2002 - 437 pages
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There Really Is a Santa Claus: The History of St. Nicholas & Christmas ...

William J. Federer - Biography & Autobiography - 2002 - 300 pages
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The World Turned Upside Down: The American Revolution

Center for Gifted Education - Science - 2002 - 353 pages
...assistance I have received from my countrymen, increases with every review of the momentous contest. . . . Having now finished the work assigned me, I retire...take my leave of all the employments of public life. Source: Rhodehamel, The American Revolution. From Center for Gifted Education, The World Turned Upside...
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There Really Is a Santa Claus: The History of St. Nicholas & Christmas ...

William J. Federer - Biography & Autobiography - 2002 - 300 pages
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American History Told by Contemporaries: Building of the Republic ..., Volume 2

Albert Bushnell Hart - History - 2002 - 676 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...great theatre of action, and bidding an affectionate farewel to this august body, under whose orders I have so long acted, I here offer my commission, and...
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George Washington: Ordinary Man, Extraordinary Leader

Robert Francis Jones - Biography & Autobiography - 2002 - 231 pages
...esp. 466-68; chap. 29 for the trip to Annapolis and for Washington's leave-taking of the C'.ongress. under whose orders I have so long acted, I here offer...take my leave of all the employments of public life." Thomas Mifflin, as president of Congress, accepted the commission and thanked the general, and the...
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American Presidents: Farewell Messages to the Nation, 1796-2001

Gleaves Whitney - Political Science - 2003 - 477 pages
...Official life, by commanding the Interests of our dearest Country to the protection of Almighty God, and those Who have the superintendence of them, to his...keeping. Having now finished the work assigned me, 1 retire from the great theatre of Action — and bidding an Affectionate farewell to this August body...
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