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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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Recollections and Private Memoirs of Washington

George Washington Parke Custis - Generals - 1860 - 644 pages
...tranquil * " At length," he said, " I am just going. Have me decently buried ; and do not let my body bo put into the vault in less than three days after I am dead." — Mr. Lear's statement. t " Dr. Craik," says Mr. Lear, " put his hands over his eyes, and he expired...
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Sketch Book, Or, Miscellaneous Anecdotes: Illustrating a Variety of Topics ...

William C. Smith - Homiletical illustrations - 1860 - 352 pages
...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, " Yes, sir." " Tis well," said he, and these were his last words, and 'tis well his last words were " 'Tis...
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THE ILLUSTRATED LIFE OF WASHINGTON.

HON. J. Y. HEADLEY - 1860
...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...
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The Life of George Washington

Washington Irving - 1862
..." 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?' I re' plied, 'Yes.' "Tis well,' said he. his wrist. I took it in mine and pressed it to my bosom. Dr....
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The New American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General ..., Volume 16

George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana - Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1863
...several ineffectual attempts to speak intelligibly, he said to Mr. Lear, his secretary : " 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." He presently said : " i)o you understand me ?" and on Mr. Lear's...
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THE NEW AMERICAN CYCLOPAEDIA: A POPULAR DICTIONARY OF GENERAL KNOWLEGE.

1863
...several ineffectual attempts to speak intelligibly, he said to Mr. Lear, his secretary : " 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." He presently 'said: " Do you understand me ?" and on Mr. Lear's replying...
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Hail Columbia, the Flag, and Yankee Doodle Dandy

William Thomas Roberts Saffell - Mount Vernon - 1864 - 123 pages
...trouble about me. Let me go off quietly." "He took whatever was offered him." "I am just going," said he, "have me decently buried, and do not let my body be...the vault in less than three days after I am dead." "Do you understand me ?" he inquired. "I replied, yes." " 'Tis well," said he. "He felt his own pulse....
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Washingtoniana: Or, Memorials of the Death of George Washington ..., Volume 1

Franklin Benjamin Hough - 1865
...o'clock he made several attempts to speak to me before he could effect it. At length he said, ''lam 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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Life of George Washington, Volume 5

Washington Irving - 1865
..." 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 1 ' I replied, ' Yes.' ' 'Tis well,' said he. "About ten minutes before he expired (which was between...
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Lives of the Presidents of the United States of America from Washington to ...

John Stevens Cabot Abbott - Presidents - 1867 - 480 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,...
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