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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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Quarterly Review of the Michigan Alumnus, Volume 65

1958
...survival. At ten o'clock he made several attempts to speak, and at length was able to say, "I am just going, have me decently buried, and do not let my...the vault in less than three days after I am dead." At eleven o'clock he died quietly. WASHINGTON was not only ex-president of the United States; he was,...
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American Literary Autographs, from Washington Irving to Henry James

Herbert Cahoon, Thomas V. Lange, Charles Ryskamp - Antiques & Collectibles - 1977 - 10 pages
...Lear, "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." generals hand fell from his wrist. I took it in mine and pressed it to my bosom. Dr Craik put his hands...
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They Never Said It : A Book of Fake Quotes, Misquotes, and Misleading ...

Paul F. Boller Jr. Emeritus Professor of History Texas Christian University, Oklahoma John George Jr. Professor of Political Science and Sociology Central State University - History - 1989 - 192 pages
...quietly," and express some concern lest he be buried alive. "I am just going," he finally told Lear. "Have me decently buried, and do not let my body be...the vault in less than three days after I am dead." Lear nodded dolefully. "Do you understand?" Washington asked in a faint voice. "Yes, sir," said Lear....
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The American Leadership Tradition: The Inevitable Impact of a Leader's Faith ...

Marvin Olasky - Political Science - 2000 - 295 pages
...dead who were buried while still alive. Gasping after each phrase, Washington told Lear, "I am just going. Have me decently buried, and do not let my...the vault in less than three days after I am dead. Do you understand me?" When Lear said, "Yes, sir," Washington gave his last words: " 'Tis well." Soon,...
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Eagle's Cry: A Novel of the Louisiana Purchase

David Nevin - Fiction - 2001 - 608 pages
...Tobias Lear, knelt by the bed and took his hand. "I am just going." The general forced out the words. "Have me decently buried and do not let my body be put into the vault in less than three days." Lear, weeping, nodded. "Do you understand?" Even now, it was the voice of command. "Yes, sir!" " 'Tis...
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Washington on Washington

Paul M. Zall - Biography & Autobiography
.... . ." About ten o'clock he made several attempts to speak to me ... at length he said, "I am just going. Have me decently buried, and do not let my...and said, "Do you understand me?" I replied, "Yes, Sir." " 'Tis well," said he. . . . Mrs. Washington who was sitting at the foot of the bed asked, with...
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Laboratory of Justice: The Supreme Court's 200-Year Struggle to Integrate ...

David L. Faigman - History - 2004 - 417 pages
...fateful hour. Shortly after ten o'clock, he told Lear, "I am just going." He whispered one final order. "Have me decently buried, and do not let my body be...the vault in less than three days after I am dead." Given the technology of the time, he astutely feared being buried alive. Minutes later, Washington...
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The Life Of George Washington

Mary L. Williamson - Juvenile Nonfiction - 2004 - 128 pages
...be left alone for a time so he could commune with his Maker. At length, he said: "I am going soon. Have me decently buried; and do not let my body be put into the vault in less than three days." Around ten o'clock that evening, he made several attempts to speak before he could finally manage to...
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Jefferson's Second Revolution: The Election of 1800 and the Triumph of ...

Susan Dunn - History - 2004 - 372 pages
...procedures. Again Washington asked what time it was. "Have me decently buried," he said softly to Lear, "and do not let my body be put into the vault in less than three days after I am dead." Unable to utter a reply, the griefstricken Lear could only nod in agreement. "Do you understand me?"...
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The Early Republic: Primary Documents on Events from 1799 to 1820

Patricia L. Dooley - History - 2004 - 375 pages
...1799, a gravely ill George Washington 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. Do you understand?" After his secretary, Mr. Lear, responded in die affirmative, die general murmured,...
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