Life and Correspondence of Joseph Reed Volume 2; Military Secretary of Washington, at Cambridge, Adjutant-General of the Continental Army, Member of t

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1847 Excerpt: ...have done this as much as possible, and beg you to free your mind from every care on this head. I must acknowledge the good news I gather from your letters and other accounts, have contributed much to it, and especially the pause there seems to be in approaching events, has given me time to recover myself. I...
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1847 Excerpt: ...have done this as much as possible, and beg you to free your mind from every care on this head. I must acknowledge the good news I gather from your letters and other accounts, have contributed much to it, and especially the pause there seems to be in approaching events, has given me time to recover myself. I am well in health, and better in spirits than when you left me. I am much pleased with your determination as to your own line of conduct. Being Adjutant-General to the militia did not appear to me so clever. I wish I could find words sufficient to express how much I approve and admire your conduct, in which the tenderest regard for my happiness mingles with your disinterested exertions in your country's service, but I dare not say all I think. I know you smile already at what you call my partiality, but I know my dear friend will not wholly despise my praises. "From what I gathered from General Armstrong, I imagine you will not go as far as Head-Quarters, and, also, from his and your account of public affairs, General Armstrong will not be wanted immediately. If so, I shall hope to see you in a few days.--We are all well, and join in the most earnest wishes for your return. Adieu." In February, 1778, writing to a female friend, (Mrs. Cox,) she says: "Expecting the pleasure of seeing Mr. Cox to-morrow, and wishing to enjoy as much of his company as I can, I take this evening to write to you. I hear he has not immediately left home, and therefore do not expect the pleasure of having a line from you. It is now very long since, but I know it is not easily accomplished, especially this season--this season, my dear friend, which used to be long and tedious, has to me been swift, and no sooner come but nearly gone. Not from the pleasures it has ...
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  • ISBN-13: 9781150456855
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 5/28/2012
  • Pages: 200
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.42 (d)

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