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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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Stephen Moylan, Muster-master General, Secretary and Aide-de-camp to ...

Martin Ignatius Joseph Griffin - 1909 - 142 pages
...SPIRIT. Washington wrote to Reed on 28th November, 1775 : " Such a dearth of public spirit and such want of virtue, such stock jobbing and fertility in all the low arts to obtain advantages, 18 Washington Laments the Dearth of Public Spirit. of one kind or another, I never ?aw before, and...
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History Teacher's Magazine, Volume 8

History - 1917
...his letters he says : " 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 ... I may never be witness...
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The Sovereignty of the States: An Oration; Address to the Survivors of the ...

Walter Neale - State rights - 1910 - 143 pages
...that Washington wrote to Congress and to his subordinates. " 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 pray God's mercy that I may never...
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The Sovereignty of the States: An Oration; Address to the Survivors of the ...

Walter Neale - State rights - 1910 - 143 pages
...and to his subordinates. " 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 never...
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The Siege of Boston

Allen French - Boston (Mass.) - 1911 - 450 pages
...thirty-five hundred men had enlisted, he wrote: "Such a dearth of public spirit, such stock-jobbing, and such 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 I may never...
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Military Policy of the United States

United States. War Department - 1912 - 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 that I may never...
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British North America, 1763-1867

A. Wyatt Tilby - Canada - 1912 - 441 pages
...But he loathed the lack of similar patriotism in others with an intense but righteous indignation : ' such a dearth of public spirit, and such a want of virtue,' he wrote in a private letter ; ' such stock-jobbing and fertility in all the low arts to obtain advantages...
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Are We Ready!

Howard Duryée Wheeler - United States - 1915 - 227 pages
...of the information. . . . 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 never...
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Our Military History: Its Facts and Fallacies

Leonard Wood - United States - 1916 - 240 pages
...little later, he describes conditions in the following words : " 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 pray God's mercy that I may never...
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Political and Economic Handbook

Thomas Edward Watson - United States - 1916 - 469 pages
...November. 1775, he writes ; '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 G<xl's mercy that I may...
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