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" I am just going. Have me decently buried, and do not let my body be put into the vault in less than three days after I am dead. "
The Story-life of Washington: A Life-history in Five Hundred True Stories ... - Page 316
by Wayne Whipple - 1911 - 709 pages
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Famous Sayings and Their Authors: A Collection of Historical Sayings in ...

Edward Latham - Quotations - 1906 - 318 pages
...President of the US (1732-99) — Last words. Washington had said to his secretary, Mr. Lear, " I am just going ; have me decently buried, and do not let my body be put into the vault until three days after I am dead — do you understand me ? " On receiving Mr. Lear's reply that he...
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The Real America in Romance: With Reading Courses, Being a ..., Volume 9

John Roy Musick - United States - 1908
...several times but failed. At last he murmured, " I am just going. Have me decently buried, and don't let my body be put into the vault in less than three days after I am dead." Unable to speak, Mr. Lear bowed his head. Washington whispered, " Do you understand?" " Yes," answered...
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The Old South and the New: A Complete Illustrated History of the Southern ...

Charles Morris - Dummies (Bookselling) - 1907 - 640 pages
...and made several unavailing attempts to speak intelligibly. About ten o'clock he said, " I am just going. Have me decently buried, and do not let my body be put into the vault until three days after I am dead. Do you understand me ?" To the reply, "Yes, sir," he remarked, "It...
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Washington's Birthday: Its History, Observance, Spirit, and Significance as ...

Robert Haven Schauffler - Holidays - 1910 - 328 pages
...at night he made several efforts to speak to Lear before he could do so. He finally said: "I am just going. Have me decently buried; and do not let my...the vault in less than three days after I am dead." Lear nodded, for he could not speak. " Do you understand ? " asked Washington. " Yes." " Tis well,"...
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Last Will and Testament of George Washington, of Mount Vernon: The Only ...

George Washington - 1911 - 66 pages
...before he expired," writes Mr. Lear, he made several efforts to speak. At length, he said I am just going. Have me decently buried, and do not let my body be put in the vault in less than three days after I am dead. He then looked at me again and said, "do you...
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Washington's Birthday, Its History, Observance, Spirit, and Significance as ...

Robert Haven Schauffler - 1915 - 328 pages
...at night he made several efforts to speak to Lear before he could do so. He finally said: "I am just going. Have me decently buried; and do not let my...the vault in less than three days after I am dead." Lear nodded, for he could not speak. " Do you understand ? " asked Washington. " Yes." " Tis well,"...
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The Heart of Washington: An Intimate Study of the Father of His Country from ...

Wayne Whipple - 1916 - 172 pages
...1799] he made several attempts to speak to me before he could effect it; at length he said: "'I am just going. Have me decently buried; and do not let my...could not speak. He then looked at me again and said: 171 " 'Do you understand me?' "I replied 'yes.' " ' 'Tis well,' said he. • ••••• "While...
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George Washington, the Christian

William Jackson Johnstone - Presidents - 1919 - 299 pages
...o'clock he made several attempts to speak to me before he could effect it. At length he said: 'I am just going. Have me decently buried; and do not let my...understand me?' "I replied, 'Yes!' " ' Tis well,' said he."288 LAST WORDS OP WASHINGTON "Feeling that the silver cord of life is loosing, and that his spirit...
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George Washington, the Christian

William Jackson Johnstone - Presidents - 1919 - 299 pages
...o'clock he made several attempts to speak to me before he could effect it. At length he said: 'I am just going. Have me decently buried; and do not let my...dead.' "I bowed assent, for I could not speak. He Age 67) 233 [1799 then looked at me again and said: 'Do you understand me?' "I replied, 'Yes!' " '...
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The Customs of Mankind

Lillian Eichler Watson - Etiquette - 1924 - 753 pages
...and he was selfpossessed as he said to his secretary, "I am just going. Have me decently buried, but do not let my body be put into the vault in less than two days after I am dead. Do you understand? It is well." When John Quincy Adams was informed of his...
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