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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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Memorials of Washington and of Mary, His Mother, and Martha, His Wife

James Walter - 1886 - 362 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...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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Memorials of Washington and of Mary, His Mother, and Martha, His Wife, from ...

James Walter - Presidents - 1887 - 362 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...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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Picturesque Washington

Joseph West Moore - 1887
...o'clock he said to me, ' I am fast THE HALL AT MOUNT VERNON. going. Have me decently interred, but do not let my body be put into the vault in less than three days after I am dead.' I bowed assent. He then looked at me again and said : ' Do you understand?' I replied, ' Yes.' ' Tis well,' said he....
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Biographical Sketches of Eminent American Statesmen, with Speeches ...

Benjamin Franklin Perry - Statesmen - 1887 - 612 pages
...Craik, " I die hard, but I am not afraid to go." To Mr. Lear, his private secretary, he said, " I am going, have me decently buried, and do not let my body be put into the vault till three days after I am dead." He inquired of Mr. Lear if he understood him, and on being assured...
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The American Nation: Its Executive, Legislative, Political ..., Volume 1

James Harrison Kennedy - Presidents - 1888
...easier, and spoke a few times. At 10 o'clock he said to Mr. Lear, with much difficulty : " 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 bowed, in answer, for emotion prevented his speaking. The general looked up and asked : " Do you...
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The Washington Centennial Souvenir

Presidents - 1889 - 41 pages
...uttered sigh or complaint. At 10 o'clock, after making several attempts to speak, he 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.' Ten minutes before he expired his breathing became easier; he lay quietly, when his countenance changed,...
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George Washington, Volume 2

Henry Cabot Lodge - Presidents - 1889
...again to Lear, although it required a most desperate effort to do so. " I am just going," he said. " Have me decently buried, and do not let my body be...the vault in less than three days after I am dead." Lear bowed, and Washington said, " Do you understand me ? " Lear answered, " Yes." " 'T is well," he...
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The Writings of George Washington, Volume 14

George Washington - Presidents - 1799
...made several attempts to speak to me before he could effect it — at length, he said, " / am just going. Have me decently buried, and do not let my body be put into the Vault in less than two [three] days after I am dead." — I bowed assent [for I could not speak]. — He [then] looked...
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...From Farm House to the White House: The Life of George Washington

William M. Thayer - Generals - 1890 - 503 pages
...o'clock he appeared to make a desperate effort to speak, and at length said to Mr. 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." Mr. Lear signified his assent by a nod. As if not satisfied with that, Washington looked up to him...
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Visitors' Companion at Our Nation's Capital: A Complete Guide for Washington ...

George G. Evans - Washington (D.C.) - 1892 - 286 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...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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