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" I am astonished ! your work would do honor to an old master, and you are mere lads. I am not only satisfied, but highly gratified with what you have done for my comfort. "
The Women of the American Revolution - Page 16
by Elizabeth Fries Ellet - 1848
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Memoirs of the Mother and Wife of Washington

Margaret Cockburn Conkling - 1850 - 248 pages
...along, we had finished the work, made the shelves, put up the pegs in the wall, built the beaufet, and converted the rough garret into a comfortable...lads. I am not only satisfied, but highly gratified by what you have done for my comfort.' " Those who had the happiness to be able to speak and write...
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Memoirs of the Mother and Wife of Washington

Margaret Cockburn Conkling - 1850 - 248 pages
...getting along, we had finished the work, made the shelves, put up the pegs in the wall, built the beaufet and converted the rough garret into a comfortable...lads. I am not only satisfied, but highly gratified by what you have done for my comfort.' " Those who had the happiness to be able to speak and write...
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Domestic History of the American Revolution

Elizabeth Fries Ellet - United States - 1850 - 308 pages
...getting along, we had finished the work, made shelves, put up the pegs on the wall, built the beauffet, and converted the rough garret into a comfortable...I said, ' Madam, we have endeavored to do the best wo could ; I hope we have suited you.' She replied. smiling, ' I am not only satisfied, but highly...
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Mary and Martha, the Mother and the Wife of George Washington

Benson John Lossing - 1886 - 348 pages
...getting along, we had finished the work, made the shelves, put up the pegs in the wall, built the closet, and converted the rough garret into a comfortable...gratified with what you have done for my comfort.' " The wives of several of the general officers and others were in the camp at Middlebrook at the time...
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...From Farm House to the White House: The Life of George Washington

William M. Thayer - Generals - 1890 - 503 pages
...remorseless butchery. The frontiers of Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Virginia were laid waste ; traders in the we have endeavored to do the best we could. I hope we have suited you." " I am astonished," Mrs. Washington replied. "Your work would do honor to an old master, and you are...
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Library of Southern Literature: Biography

Edwin Anderson Alderman, Joel Chandler Harris, Charles W. Kent - American literature - 1909
...as something beyond price. • When they called her to inspect the completed task, their spokesman said, "Madam, we have endeavored to do the best we...hope we have suited you." She replied, smiling: "I am not only satisfied, but highly gratified with what you have done for my comfort." Simple words truly...
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Library of Southern Literature: Biography

Edwin Anderson Alderman, Joel Chandler Harris, Charles W. Kent - American literature - 1909
...approval, as something beyond price. When they called her to inspect the completed task, their spokesman said, "Madam, we have endeavored to do the best we...hope we have suited you." She replied, smiling: "I am not only satisfied, but highly gratified with what you have done for my comfort." Simple words truly;...
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Library of Southern Literature: Biography

Edwin Anderson Alderman, Joel Chandler Harris, Charles W. Kent - American literature - 1909
..."Madam, we have endeavored to do the best we could; I hope we have suited you." She replied, smiling: "I am not only satisfied, but highly gratified with what you have done for my comfort." Simple words truly; but were the poor men wrong to prize them, coming as they did from such a source?...
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The Part Taken by Women in American History

Mrs. John A. Logan - Women - 1912 - 927 pages
...see how they were getting on. As she stood looking round, the young mechanic ventured diffidently: "Madam, we have endeavored to do the best we could;...gratified with what you have done for my comfort." And seventy years later the mechanic — then an old soldier — would repeat these words with tears...
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Papers for Program[s], Volumes 1-12

United States George Washington Bicentennial Commission - 1931
...for hanging things on the other.' "When the work was completed, the men in charge of it said to her, 'Madam we have endeavored to do the best we could; I hope we have satisfied you.' "With a gracious smile, she replied, 'I am astonished. Your work would do honor to...
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