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" For the result, as it respects myself I care not ; for I have a consolation within, that no earthly efforts can deprive me of, and that is, that neither ambitious nor interested motives have influenced my conduct. The arrows of malevolence, therefore,... "
Presidential Courage: Brave Leaders and How They Changed America 1789-1989 - Page 31
by Michael R. Beschloss - 2007 - 400 pages
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George Washington's War: The Forging of a Revolutionary Leader and the ...

Bruce Chadwick - 2005 - 576 pages
...writing the governor of Virginia, "I care not; for I have consolation within that no earthly ambitions nor interested motives have influenced my conduct....never can reach the most vulnerable part of me...." Privately, though, the president engaged in venomous denunciations of his critics, whom he frequently...
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The Life of George Washington, Volume 4

Washington Irving - 2005 - 416 pages
...consolation within," said he, " that no earthly effort can deprive me of, and that is, that neither ambitioas nor interested motives have influenced my conduct....malevolence, therefore, however barbed and well pointed, can never reach the most vulnerable part of me ; though, whilst I am set up as a mark they will be...
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The Writings of George Washington: Being His Correspondence ..., Volume 10

George Washington, Jared Sparks - 1839
...point But in what will this abuse terminate? For the result, as it respects myself I care not ; for I have a consolation within, that no earthly efforts...pointed, never can reach the most vulnerable part of me; though, whilst I am up as a mark, they will be continually aimed. The publications in Freneau's and...
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