The Life and Memoirs of the Late Major General Lee: Second in Command to General Washington During the American Revolution, to which are Added His Political and Military Essays. Also, Letters to and from Many Distinguished Characters Both in Europe and America
Richard Scott, 1813 - 352
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Strona 160 - I desire most earnestly that I may not be buried in any church or churchyard, or within a mile of any Presbyterian or Anabaptist meeting-house ; for, since I have resided in this country, I have kept so much bad company while living, that I do not choose to continue it when dead.
Strona 243 - Mr. Burke, is sprung up in the House of Commons, who has astonished every body with the power of his eloquence, and his comprehensive knowledge in all our exterior and internal politics and commercial interests. He wants nothing but that sort of dignity annexed to rank and property in England, to make him the most considerable man in the Lower House.
Strona 161 - SWEARINGEN, two of the witnesses thereto, and ordered to be recorded ; and on the motion of the said executor who entered into bond with ADAM STEPHEN, esq.
Strona 161 - At a court held for Berkeley county the loth day of April, 1783, this last will and testament of CHARLES LEE, deceased, was presented in court by ALEXANDER WHITE, one of the executors therein named, who made oath thereto according to law, and the same being proved...
Strona 35 - I received your letter (dated through mistake the 1st of July), expressed as I conceive in terms highly improper. I am not conscious of having made use of any very singular expressions at the time of meeting you, as you intimate. What I recollect to have said was dictated by duty, and warranted by the occasion. As soon as circumstances will permit, you shall have an opportunity of justifying yourself to the army, to Congress, to America...
Strona 228 - General Washington's own judgment, seconded by representations from us, would, I believe, have saved the men, and their arms ; but, unluckily, General Greene's judgment was contrary. This kept the general's mind in a state of suspense, till the stroke was struck. Oh, general ! An indecisive mind is one of the greatest misfortunes that can befall an army ; how often have I lamented it this campaign.
Strona 63 - There is a kind of suspense in men's minds here at present, waiting to see what terms will be offered from England. I expect none that we can accept; and, when that is generally seen, we shall be more unanimous and more decisive. Then your proposed solemn league and covenant will go better down, and perhaps most of your other strong measures will be adopted.
Strona 279 - You affect, Sir, to despise all rank not derived from the same source with your own. I cannot conceive one more honorable, than that which flows from the uncorrupted choice of a brave and free people, the purest source and original fountain of all power.
Strona 323 - I would as lief they would put ratsbane in my mouth, as the Excellency with which I am daily crammed. How much more true dignity was there in the simplicity of address among the Romans ! Marcus Tullius Cicero, Decius Bruto Imperatori, or Caio Marcello Consuli, than to ' His Excellency Major-general Noodle,' or to the