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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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1841-1849

United States. President, James Daniel Richardson - United States - 1897
...the ijth. 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. I ask nothing more." THO. MILLER, MD, Attending Physician. FRED. MAY, MD, NW WORTHINGTON, MD, JC HALL, MD, ASHTON ALEXANDER,...
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United States from the Landing of Columbus to the Signing of the Peace ...

Julian Hawthorne - United States - 1898
...month. "Sir," said he, addressing some imaginary interlocutor as he lay on the brink of the next world, "I wish you to understand the true principles of the government ; I wish them carried out; I ask no more." His death startled and saddened the nation. He was the first President who had died with...
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The Jacksonian Epoch

Charles Henry Peck - United States - 1899 - 472 pages
...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.'"—vol. ii. p. 72. been followed in similar cases. It was of vastly greater moment to...
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The Story of the Great Republic

Hélène Adeline Guerber - Readers - 1899 - 349 pages
...Harrison worked so hard that one month after his inauguration (1841) he died. His last words were: " The principles of the government, I wish them carried out. I ask nothing more." XXII. WHITMAN'S RIDE. H3 country was already very large, the time was near when it was going to be...
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A Brief History of the United States

Joel Dorman Steele, Esther Baker Steele - United States - 1900 - 332 pages
...of the month he was on a sick-bed." The illness soon proved to be fatal. His last words were, " The principles of the government ; I wish them carried out. I ask nothing more." John Tyler was born in 1790 ; died 1862. He was in early life a great admirer of Henry Clay, and is...
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School History of North Carolina: From 1584 to the Present Time

John Wheeler Moore - North Carolina - 1882 - 369 pages
...remembered. President Harrison died within one month after bis inauguration. His last words were, "The principles of the government: I wish them carried out. I ask nothing more," r system. By an act of the Legislature of 1 836, the Governor and three others, by him to be appointed,...
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Social Life in the Early Republic

Anne Hollingsworth Wharton - Washington (D.C.) - 1902 - 346 pages
...unjust," he murmured, as if speaking to some one. " These applications, will they never cease *? Sir, I wish you to understand the true principles of the...government. I wish them carried out. I ask nothing more." The death of President Harrison placed in the office of Chief Executive the Vice-President, John Tyler,...
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Eighty Years of Union: Being a Short History of the United States, 1783-1865

James Schouler - United States - 1903 - 416 pages
...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...I 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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The History of North America: The growth of the nation, 1837 to 1860, by E.W ...

Guy Carleton Lee, Francis Newton Thorpe - North America - 1905
...utterance, as if laying upon someone a last wish, which showed the honest purpose of his nature: "Sir, I wish you to understand the true principles of the...government; I wish them carried out; I ask nothing more." The death of President Harrison evoked even from political opponents warm tributes to his goodness...
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The Growth of the Nation, 1837-1860, from the Beginning of Van Buren's ...

Enoch Walter Sikes, William Morse Keener - United States - 1905 - 489 pages
...utterance, as if laying upon someone a last wish, which showed the honest purpose of his nature: "Sir, I wish you to understand the true principles of the...government; I wish them carried out; I ask nothing more." The death of President Harrison evoked even from political opponents warm tributes to his goodness...
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