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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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What's Your Red, White, and Blue IQ?

Stephen J. Spignesi - Reference - 2004 - 240 pages
...duties faithfully. I regret nothing, but I am sorry that I am about to leave my friends." 5. "I am just going. Have me decently buried and do not let my body be put into a vault in less than two days after I am dead. Do you understand me? 'Tis wel1." 6. "I have a terrific...
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A Practical Guide to Death and Dying

White, John - BODY, MIND & SPIRIT - 2004 - 204 pages
...speak, so he leaned close to hear what was being said. With slightly blurred speech Washington told him, "Have me decently buried and do not let my body be put into a vault in less than two days after I am dead." Lear nodded, unable to speak, fighting to keep back...
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Grievers Ask: Answers to Questions about Death and Loss

Harold Ivan Smith - Religion - 217 pages
...chance of life and to give families an opportunity to rest. George Washington ordered in his will, "Have me decently buried and do not let my body be put in the vault in less than three days after I am dead."1 No one wanted to be buried prematurely before...
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The Life of George Washington, Volume 4

Washington Irving - Biography & Autobiography - 2005 - 416 pages
..." 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...again and said, ' Do you understand me?' I replied, i Yes.' ' 'Tis well,' said he. " About ten minutes before he expired (which was between ten and eleven...
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Union 1812: The Americans who Fought the Second War of Independence

A. J. Langguth - History - 2006 - 482 pages
...long." Lear could barely hear as he leaned forward over the bed. "I am just going," Washington told him. "Have me decently buried, and do not let my body be put into the vault in less than two days after I am dead." Washington shared the prevailing fear that his coma might be mistaken for...
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George Washington's Leadership Lessons: What the Father of Our Country Can ...

James Rees, Stephen J. Spignesi - Business & Economics - 2011 - 240 pages
...humbled Washington all the days of his life. His final words were, fittingly, instructional: "I am just going. Have me decently buried and do not let my body be put into a vault in less than two days after I am dead. Do you understand me? Tis well." Washington was worried...
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A Magnificent Catastrophe: The Tumultuous Election of 1800, America's First ...

Edward J. Larson - History - 2007 - 335 pages
...made several attempts to speak to me before he could effect it," Lear noted. "At length, he said 'I am going. Have me decently buried and do not let my body be put in the vault in less than two days after I am dead.'" Once he was certain that Lear understood his...
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The American Magazine, Volume 12

1881
...at Mount Vernon, December 14th, 1799. His last words, spoken with difficulty, were : ' • I am fast going. Have me decently buried, and do not let my...the vault in less than three days after I am dead. Do you understand mo ?" His secretary bowed his head. "It is well," said Washington, and soon after...
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McClure's Magazine

American literature - 1897
...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 body be put into the vault in less than three clays after I am dead." I bowed assent, for I could not speak. He then looked at me again and said:...
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Our Country: A Household History of the United States for All ..., Volume 4

Benson John Lossing, Hugh Craig - United States - 1895 - 2107 pages
...several times. At length he audibly 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." Mr. Lear could not speak, but bowed his assent. Washington whispered : " Do you understand ? " Mr....
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