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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 Great American Book of Biography, Illustrious Americans: Their Lives and ...

United States - 1896 - 737 pages
...pillow, 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, "It...
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Noble Living and Grand Achievement: Giants of the Republic, Embracing the ...

Hamilton Wright Mabie - United States - 1896 - 708 pages
...pillow, 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, "It...
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Works, Volume 40

Washington Irving - American literature - 1857
...he made several attempts to speak to me before he could effect it. At length he said, ' I am j ust going. Have me decently buried, and do not let my...and said, ' Do you understand me?' I replied, 'Yes.' "T is well,' said he. "About ten minutes before he expired (which was between ten and eleven o'clock)...
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Studies in English and American Literature

Goodloe Harper Bell - American literature - 1900 - 599 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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Studies in English and American Literature

Goodloe Harper Bell - American literature - 1900 - 599 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...said, ' Do you understand me ? ' I replied, 'Yes.' ' 'T is well,' said he." About ten minutes before he expired (which was between ten and eleven o'clock)...
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The American Hall of Fame: Famous Americans, Their Portraits, Biographies ...

Marshall Everett - United States - 1901 - 394 pages
...me, but let me go off quietly. I cannot last long." About ten o'clock he faintly 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, "It...
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The Last Words (real and Traditional) of Distinguished Men and Women

Frederic Rowland Marvin - Last words - 1902 - 354 pages
...about to die, and I am not afraid to die." Washington 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 until three days after I am dead — do you understand me ? " On his secretary's replying that he did,...
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Life and Times of Washington, Volume 4

John Frederick Schroeder - Presidents - 1903
...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..."About ten minutes before he expired (which was between 10 and ii o'clock) his breathing became easier. He lay quietly; he withdrew his hand from mine and...
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Letters and Recollections of George Washington: Being Letters to Tobias Lear ...

George Washington - Mount Vernon - 1906 - 287 pages
...he 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...then looked at me again and said, "Do you understand met I replied "Yes." "Tis well" said he. the bed side. The General's hand fell from his wrist — I...
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Letters and Recollections of George Washington: Being Letters to Tobias Lear ...

George Washington - Mount Vernon - 1906 - 287 pages
...I bowed assent, for I could not speak. He then looked at me again and said, "Do you understand met I replied "Yes." "Tis well" said he. About ten minutes...before he expired (which was between ten & eleven o 'elk) his breathing became easier ; he lay quietly ; — he withdrew his hand from mine, and felt...
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