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" Having now finished the work assigned me, I retire from the great theatre of action, and bidding an affectionate farewell to this august body, under whose orders I have so long acted, I here offer my commission, and take my leave of all the employments... "
THE REPUBLICAN COURT OF AMERICAN SOCIETY IN THE DAYS OF WASHINGTON. - Página 5
por RUFUS WILMOT GRISWOLD - 1856
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George Washington: The Man of the Age

John P. Kaminski - 2004 - 60 páginas
...most penetrating manner, "Having now finished the work assigned me I retire from the great theater of action, and bidding an affectionate farewell to...take my leave of all the employments of public life." So saying he drew out from his bosom his commission and delivered it up to the president of Congress...
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The Life Of George Washington

Mary L. Williamson - 2004 - 128 páginas
...speech concluding thus: "Having now finished the work assigned me, I retire from the great theater of action, and bidding an affectionate farewell to...acted, I here offer my commission and take my leave of 102 all the employments of public life." He then advanced and laid his commission in the president's...
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Turner's Words: Achieving Freedom

A. A. Sorensen - 2005 - 388 páginas
...Jefferson. He concluded by saying, "Having now finished the work assigned me, I retire from the great theatre of action, and bidding an affectionate farewell...take my leave of all the employments of public life." pers and Aaron Turner, who was to help him sort and arrange them. Peace had been won, but could it...
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George Washington's War: The Forging of a Revolutionary Leader and the ...

Bruce Chadwick - 2005 - 576 páginas
...the hushed chamber that "having now finished the work assigned me, I retire from the great theater of action; and bidding an affectionate farewell to...offer my commission, and take my leave of all the employment of public life." McHenry was as overwrought with feeling as everyone else in the chamber....
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The Real History of the American Revolution: A New Look at the Past

Alan Axelrod - 2007 - 371 páginas
..."HAVING NOW FINISHED the work assigned me," he tearfullv declared, "I retire from the great theater of action, and bidding an affectionate farewell to...take my leave of all the employments of public life." Washington withdrew the documents of his commission from his pocket and handed them to the president...
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Magnanimity and Statesmanship

Carson Holloway - 2008 - 229 páginas
...before Congress in December of 1783: "Having now finished the work assigned me, I retire from the great theatre of Action; and bidding an Affectionate farewell...take my leave of all the employments of public life" (W 547-48). Jefferson soon wrote to him: "the moderation & virtue of a single character has probably...
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George Washington and the Art of Business: The Leadership Principles of ...

Mark McNeilly - 2008 - 224 páginas
...1783, in another emotional ceremony: "Having now finished the work assigned me, I retire from the great theatre of Action; and bidding an Affectionate farewell...take my leave of all the employments of public life." Washington then set out for Mount Vernon, reaching it on New Year's Eve, with the intent of enjoying...
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Exploring American History: From Colonial Times to 1877, Volumen8

Tom Lansford, Thomas E. Woods - 2008 - 11 páginas
...from the service of my country. . . . Having Jinished the work assigned me, I retire from the great theatre of action, and bidding an affectionate farewell to this august body undei' whose orders I have so long acted, I here offer my commission and take leave of all the employments...
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