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" Sir, I wish you to understand the true principles of the government; I wish them carried out; I ask nothing more... "
The Life of Major-General William H. Harrison, Ninth President of the United ... - Page 372
by Henry Montgomery - 1852 - 465 pages
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Life of Gen. Ben Harrison

Lew Wallace - Presidents - 1888 - 578 pages
...conscious of his approaching end, he were addressing his successor, " I wish you to understand the principles of the Government. I wish them carried out. I ask nothing more." The sudden and unexpected death of President Harrison threw the whole country into mourning. Much had...
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The Presidents of the United States from Washington to Cleveland: Comprising ...

John Frost - Presidents - 1888 - 547 pages
...years. The last words he was heard to speak were as follows : " Sir, I wish you tr. understand the principles of the government. I wish them carried out. I ask nothing more." He fancied he was addressing his successor. At the announcement of the death of the President, grief...
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The American Manual and Patriot's Handbook

Bp. Samuel Fallows - Political parties - 1888 - 423 pages
...the month he was on a sick bed." His illness was of eight days' duration. His last words were, "The principles of the Government, I wish them carried out I ask nothing more." 43 WILLIAM HENRY HARRISON. JOHN TYLER. John Tyler was born in Charles City county, Virginia, March...
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From Lady Washington to Mrs. Cleveland: By Lydia L. Gordon

Lydia L. Gordon - Presidents - 1889 - 448 pages
...cease ?" His honesty appeared in his last words, when he said, as if addressing his successor, " Sir! I wish you to understand the true principles of the...government. I wish them carried out, I ask nothing more." On the fourth of April, there was death in the White House, where "never before had trod his skeleton...
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The Diary of Philip Hone, 1828-1851, Volume 2

Philip Hone - New York (N.Y.) - 1889
...evening. The last words uttered by the President, as heard by Dr. Worthington, were these : " Sir, I wish you to understand the true principles of the government ; I wish them carried out, nothing more." APRIL 7. — This volume of my journal commences at a moment when great grief overspreads...
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Our Presidents: Or, The Lives of Twenty-three Presidents of the United States

Virginia Frances Townsend - Presidents - 1888 - 378 pages
...to imagine he was addressing his successor when he exclaimed : " Sir, I wish you to understand the principles of the government. I wish them carried out. I ask nothing more. " General Harrison's character did honor to human nature. " He was not," it has been said, " a great...
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Worthington's History of the United States

Annie Cole Cady - United States - 1890 - 389 pages
...his successor, Mr. Tyler, he delivered his last famous speech : " Sir, I wish you to understand the principles of the government. I wish them carried out. I ask nothing more." This was the first 279 time such a calamity had befallen our natiou, ami the grief it occasioned was wide-felt...
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1831-1846

William Henry Seward, Frederick William Seward - 1891
...sent for. Mrs. Harrison was at North Bend. Harrison's last words were reported to have been : " Sir, I wish you to understand the true principles of the...Government ; I wish them carried out ; I ask nothing more." At Albany Adjutant-General King directed that minute-guns should be fired by all artillery commands...
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Life and Public Services of Grover Cleveland: Twenty-second President of the ...

William Uhler Hensel - Campaign biography - 1892 - 536 pages
...conscious of his approaching end, he were addressing his successor, " I wish you to understand the principles of the Government. I wish them carried out. I ask nothing more." The sudden and unexpected death of President Harrison threw the whole country into mourning. Much had...
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History of the United States of America: Under the Constitution [1783-1865].

James Schouler - United States - 1894
...utterance he seemed to be enjoining upon another the trust which slipped from his ghostly grasp : " Sir, I wish you to understand the true principles of the...wish them carried out; I ask nothing more."* This was the first time that death had invaded the White House or smote the chief of the people, and so...
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