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" Such a dearth of public spirit, and such want of virtue, such stock-jobbing, and fertility in all the low arts to obtain advantages of one kind or another, in this great change of military arrangement, I never saw before, and pray God's mercy that I may... "
Rise of the United Empire Loyalists: A Sketch of American History - Page 77
by Frederic Gregory Forsyth - 1906 - 120 pages
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Soldier and patriot, the story of G. Washington

Frances Mary Owen - 1873 - 255 pages
...was his confidential friend : " Such a dearth of public spirit and want of virtue, such stock-jobbing and fertility in all the low arts to obtain advantages of one kind or another, in this great change of military government, I never before saw, and I pray God I may never see again."...
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The Army and Navy Magazine, Volume 15

Military art and science - 1888
...defeat. As he wrote to Reed : " Such dearth of public spirit, such want of virtue, such stock-jobbing and fertility in all the low arts to obtain advantages of one kind or another in the great change of military arrangement, I never saw before, and I pray God's mercy that I may...
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The Spurious Letters Attributed to Washington

Worthington Chauncey Ford, John Vardill - 1889 - 166 pages
...Reed, 10 February, 1776. " Such a dearth of public spirit, and want of virtue, such stock-jobbing, and fertility in all the low arts to obtain advantages of one kind or another, in this great change of military arrangement, I never saw before, and pray God I may never be witness...
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The Writings of George Washington: 1775-1776

George Washington - 1889
...more attentive and diligent. Such a dearth of public spirit, and want of virtue, such stock-jobbing, and fertility in all the low arts to obtain advantages of one kind or another, in this great change of military arrangement, I never saw before, and pray God I may never be witness...
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Collections of the Maine Historical Society

JOHN CHAMBERLAIN - Maine - 1890
...the deepest anxiety. In a letter to Joseph Reed, he wrote : " Such a dearth of public spirit and such want of virtue ; such stock- jobbing and fertility...low arts to obtain advantages of one kind or another in this great change of military arrangement, I never saw before, and I pray God's mercy that I may...
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Collections of the Maine Historical Society. [1st Ser.̈

Maine Historical Society - Maine - 1890
...Joseph Reed, he wrote : " Such a dearth of public spirit and siu-h want of virtue ; such stock-jobbing and fertility in all the low arts to obtain advantages of one kind or another in this O great change of military arrangement, I never saw before, and I pray God's mercy that I may...
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Collections and Proceedings of the Maine Historical Society

Maine Historical Society - Local history - 1890
...Joseph Reed, he wrote : " Such a dearth of public spirit and such want of virtue ; such stock-jobbing and fertility in all the low arts to obtain advantages of one kind or another in this great change of military arrangement, I never saw before, and I pray God's mercy that I may...
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A History of England in the Eighteenth Century, Volume 4

William Edward Hartpole Lecky - Great Britain - 1893
...letter of Nov. 28, 1775. ' Such a dearth of public spirit, and such want of virtue, such stockjobbing and fertility in all the low arts to obtain advantages of one kind or another in this great change of military arrangement, I never saw before, and pray God's mercy that I may never...
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George Washington

Charles Cooper King - 1894 - 283 pages
...defeat. As he wrote to Eeed : " Such dearth of public spirit, such want of virtue, such stock-jobbing and fertility in all the low arts to obtain advantages of one kind or another in the great change of military arrangement, I never saw before, and I pray God's mercy that I may...
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The Province of Quebec and the Early American Revolution: A Study in English ...

Victor Coffin - Budget - 1896 - 562 pages
...this time about the force under his command. He writes to Congress in the latter part of 1775 that " Such a dearth of public spirit and such a want of virtue .... I never saw before ; . . . . such a mercenary spirit pervades the whole [force] that I should...
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