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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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The Southern literary messenger, Volumes 22-23

1856
...body be put into the vault in less than two days after I am dead." Lear says : — "I bowed assent. He looked at me again and said: — "Do you understand me?" I replied :— " Yee, Sir." "Tie well," said he, and these were his last words, and 'tis well his last words...
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Memoirs of Washington

Caroline Matilda Kirkland - 1857 - 516 pages
...he made several efforts to spe.ik 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 two days after I am dead.' I bowed assent. He looked at me again, and said — ' Do you understand...
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Chronicle of the conquest of Granada

Washington Irving - 1859
..."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...and said, 'Do you understand me?' I replied, 'Yes.' ''Tiswell,' said he. " About ten minutes before he expired (which was between ten and eleven o'clock)...
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Life of George Washington, Volume 5

Washington Irving - 1859
..." 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...looked at me again and said, " Do you understand me ?" T replied, " Yes." " Tis well," said he. " About ten minutes before he expired (which was between...
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The Guardian, Volumes 10-11

Conduct of life - 1859
...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 two days after I am dead.' I bowed assent. He looked at me again and said, 'Do you understand me?'...
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The Illustrated Life of Washington: With Vivid Pen Paintings of Battles and ...

J. T. Headley - 1859 - 508 pages
...steady but rapid ebbings of life. At ten he whispered in a low, husky, scarcely articulate voice, " I am 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. Do you understand me? Well." It was fearful to...
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Life of Washington: A Biography, Personal, Military, and Political, Volume 3

Benson John Lossing - 1860
...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...ten minutes before he expired (which was between ten and eleven o'clock), his breathing became easier. He lay quietly; he withdrew his hand from mine, and...
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The Home of Washington at Mount Vernon: Embracing a Full and Accurate ...

James Albert Wineberger - Mount Vernon (Va. : Estate) - 1860 - 70 pages
...efforts to converse with some of those around the bedside. At length he succeeded in saying, " I am just going ; have me decently buried, and do not let my...the vault in less than three days after I am dead." Mr. Tobias Lear, who was for many years Washington's secretary, and afterwards superintendent of his...
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THE LIFE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON

EDWARD EVERETT - 1860
...several attempts to speak to Mr. Lear, but for some time without success. At length he said, "I am just going ; have me decently buried ; and do not let my body be put into the vault, till three days after I am dead." Mr. Lear, unable to speak, bowed assent. He then spoke again and...
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The Illustrated Life of Washington: Giving an Account of His Early ...

J. T. Headley - 1860 - 528 pages
...but rapid ebbings of life. At ten he whispered in a low, husky, scarcely articulate voice, " I am 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. Do you understand me? Well." It was fearful to...
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