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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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The Geographical Distribution of the Vote of the Thirteen States on the ...

Orin Grant Libby - Constitutional history - 1897 - 116 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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The American Revolution, 1763-1783: Being the Chapters and Passages Relating ...

William Edward Hartpole Lecky - United States - 1898 - 518 pages
...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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The American Revolution, Volume 1

Sir George Otto Trevelyan - United States - 1898
...terms. "Such a dearth of public spirit," he wrote, " 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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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 165

Scotland - 1899
...when the " patriots " were engaged in actual conflict for their " liberty," Washington wrote : — " Such a dearth of public spirit and such a want of virtue; such stockjobbing and fertility in all the low arts to obtain advantages of one kind or another in this...
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George Washington, Volume 1

Worthington Chauncey Ford - Presidents - 1900
...chagrin and real displeasure. " 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 Administration of the American Revolutionary Army

Louis Clinton Hatch - Etats-Unis - 1903 - 229 pages
...despair. He wrote to a 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 arrangement, I never saw before, and pray God I may never be witness...
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The Military Policy of the United States

Emory Upton - United States - 1904 - 495 pages
...feelings still more forcibly: 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 tbin great change of military arrangement I never saw before, and pray God's mercy that I may never...
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Military History of the United States, by Emory Upton. [1st Ed.].

United States. War Department - 1904 - 495 pages
...feelings still more forcibly: 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 tbat I may never...
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... The American Revolution: 1776-1783

Claude Halstead Van Tyne - United States - 1905 - 369 pages
...British Army, III., 164. ' Washington, Writings (Ford's ed.), III., 146. a dearth of public spirit, and want of virtue, such stock - jobbing, and fertility...kind or another, ... I never saw before, and pray God I may never be a witness to again. . . . Such a dirty, mercenary spirit pervades the whole that...
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Myths and Facts of the American Revolution: A Commentary on United States ...

Arthur Johnston - American loyalists - 1908 - 296 pages
...consented to guide its destinies. During the winter of the same year, to a correspondent he complained : " Such a dearth of public spirit and such a want of virtue, such stock-jobbing and fertility in all the low arts to obtain advantages of one kind or another, in this...
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