Valuable Autograph Letters and Historical Documents: Including Diaries, Letters and Documents of General Washington ... Papers Relating to Wyoming ... Also a Number of Beautiful Ivory Miniatures, to be Sold ... Feb. 22 and 23, 1907 ...

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Stan. V. Henkels, 1907 - Počet stran: 71

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Strana 29 - All eyes are opened, or opening, to the rights of man. The general spread of the light of science has already laid open to every view the palpable truth, that the mass of mankind has not been born with saddles on their backs, nor a favored few booted and spurred, ready to ride them legitimately, by the grace of God.
Strana 28 - RESPECTED SIR, — The kind invitation I receive from you, on the part of the citizens of the city of Washington, to be present with them at their celebration on the fiftieth anniversary of American Independence, as one of the surviving signers of an instrument pregnant with our own, and the fate of the world, is most flattering to myself, and heightened by the honorable accompaniment proposed for the comfort of such a journey.
Strana 28 - May it be to the world, what I believe it will be (to some parts sooner, to others later, but finally to all), the signal of arousing men to burst the chains under which monkish ignorance and superstition had persuaded 170 them to bind themselves, and to assume the blessings and security of self-government.
Strana 28 - Washington, to be present with them at their celebration on the fiftieth anniversary of American Independence, as one of the surviving signers of an instrument pregnant with our own, and the fate of the world, is most flattering to myself, and heightened by the honorable accompaniment proposed for the comfort of such a journey. It adds sensibly to the sufferings of sickness, to be deprived by it of a personal participation in the rejoicings of that day. But acquiescence is a duty, under circumstances...
Strana 26 - Woodford's, and continue throughout the front line ; it will then be taken up on the left of the second line, and continue to the right. Upon a signal given, the whole army will huzza, Long live the King of France ; the artillery then begins again and fires thirteen rounds ; this will be succeeded by a second general discharge of the musketry, in a running fire, and huzza, Long live the friendly European powers. The last discharge of thirteen pieces of artillery will be given, followed by a general...
Strana 29 - With my regret that ill health forbids me the gratification of an acceptance, be pleased to receive for yourself and those for whom you write the assurance of my highest respect and friendly attachments.
Strana 29 - I will ask permission here to express the pleasure with which I should have met my ancient neighbors of the city of Washington and its vicinities, with whom I passed so many years of a pleasing social intercourse; an intercourse which so much relieved the anxieties of the public cares, and left impressions so deeply engraved in my affections, as never to be forgotten. With my regret that ill health forbids me the gratification of an acceptance, be pleased to receive for yourself and those for whom...
Strana 20 - The poor girl,' says her brother, the late Mr. Custis, 1 would play and cry, and cry and play, for long hours, under the immediate eye of her grandmother, a rigid disciplinarian in all things.' " • MONDAY, JANUARY 15. At Alexandria : " January 15. — I went to Alexandria to a meeting of the Stockholders of that Bank to an Election of Directors.
Strana 28 - I should, indeed, with peculiar delight, have met and exchanged there congratulations personally with the small band, the remnant of that host of worthies who joined with us on that day, in the bold and doubtful election we were to make for our country, between submission or the sword ; and to have enjoyed with them the consolatory fact, that our fellow citizens, after half a century of experience and prosperity, continue to approve the choice we made.

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