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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 Michigan Alumnus, Volume 34

Cooking - 1928
...to such despair as to write, "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 . . I never saw before and I pray God I may never be witness to again Such dirty, mercenary spirit pervades the whole that I would...
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A History of the British Army, Volume 3

Sir John William Fortescue - Great Britain - 1902
...from re-enlisting. " Such a dearth of public spirit," wrote Washington on the 28th of November 1775, "such stock -jobbing and fertility in all the low arts to obtain advantage of one kind or another in the great change of military arrangement I never saw before, and...
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Infantry School (U.S.) - Military art and science - 1953
...re-enlist in the fall of 1775, "Such a dearth of public spirit, and want of virtue, and stockjobbing, a fertility in all the low arts to obtain advantages...of one kind or another, I never saw before and pray God I may never be witness to again. ... Could I have foreseen what I have, and am likely to experience,...
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Supplying Washington's Army

Erna Risch - 1981 - 470 pages
...encountered discouraged him. Such a dearth of public spirit, and want of virtue, and stock-jobbing, and fertility in all the low arts to obtain advantages...of one kind or another, I never saw before and pray God I may never be witness to again. . . . Could I have foreseen what I have, and am likely to experience,...
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The Complete Idiot's Guide to the American Revolution

Alan Axelrod - History - 1999 - 396 pages
...facility .... Voices of Liberty "Such a dearth of public spirit, and want of virtue, such stock-jobbing, and fertility in all the low arts to obtain advantages...one kind or another ... I never saw before, and pray God I may never be witness to again .... Could I have foreseen what I have, and am likely to experience,...
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The War for American Independence: From 1760 to the Surrender at Yorktown in ...

Samuel B. Griffith - History - 2002 - 725 pages
...could take hold, sectional bickering would persist. Washington wrote he had never before witnessed such "fertility in all the low arts to obtain advantages of one kind or another." But he was endowed with seemingly infinite patience; only in private letters did he express his frustrations...
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The Founding of a Nation: A History of the American Revolution, 1763-1776

Merrill Jensen - History - 2004 - 752 pages
...continued to complain. He declared "such a dearth of public spirit, and 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 I may never be witness...
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The Life of George Washington, Volume 1

Washington Irving - Biography & Autobiography - 2005 - 408 pages
..."Such dearth of public spirit, and such wan* of *. Washington to the President of Congress, Nov. 8, virtue; such stock- jobbing, and fertility in all the low arts to obtain advantage of cue kind or another in this great change of military arrangement, I never saw before,...
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George Washington's Secret Navy: How the American Revolution Went to Sea

James Nelson - History - 2008 - 320 pages
...want of Virtue," Washington complained to Joseph Reed near the end of November, "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." Washington had at that point enlisted...
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England & America

Claude Halstead Van Tyne - 1948
...such despair as to write, 8 Such a dearth of public spirit, and want of virtue, such stock-jobbing and fertility in all the low arts to obtain advantages...one kind or another. . . . I never saw before and I pray God I may never be witness to again Such dirty, mercenary spirit pervades the whole that I would...
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