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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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Library of Southern Literature: Biography

Edwin Anderson Alderman, Joel Chandler Harris, Charles W. Kent - American literature - 1909
...by the announcement of the President's death after a very short illness. His last words were: "Sir, I wish you to understand the true principles of the...Government. I wish them carried out, I ask nothing more." His body was interred in the Congressional Cemetery at Washington, but in June, 1841, it was claimed...
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Library of Southern Literature: Biography

Edwin Anderson Alderman, Joel Chandler Harris, Charles W. Kent - American literature - 1909
...by the announcement of the President's death after a very short illness. His last words were: "Sir, I wish you to understand the true principles of the...Government. I wish them carried out, I ask nothing more." His body was interred in the Congressional Cemetery at Washington, but in June, 1841, it was claimed...
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the battle of tippecanoe historical sketches

reed beard - 1911
...uttered when thinking he was addressing his successor. He said : " Sir, I wish you to understand the principles of the government. I wish them carried out. I ask nothing more." The grief produced by this National calamity was great and profound. The funeral took place in Washington...
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History of the United States of America Under the Constitution: 1831-1847. 1880

James Schouler - United States - 1889
...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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The Overland Monthly

1898
...and my daughter to my country"; John Quincy Adams, "It is the last of earth"; William Henry Harrison, "I wish you to understand the true principles of the...Government; I wish them carried out. I ask nothing more"; Taylor, "I have endeavored to do my duty"; Johnson, "Let me have the Constitution of the United States...
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McClure's Magazine ..., Volume 6

American literature - 1896
...— Vice- President Tyler, some authorities claim; but he was heard by his physician to say: " Sir, I wish you to understand the true principles of the...government. I wish them carried out. I ask nothing more." Physically, General Harrison has been described as "about six feet high," straight and rather slender,...
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The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 46

American literature - 1880
...fancied himself addressing his successor, or some official associate in the government, he said, "Sir ! I wish you to understand the true principles of the...government. I wish them carried out. I ask nothing more." General Harrison was removed from the conflict which had already become inevitable, before the storm...
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William Henry Harrison: A Bibliography

Carol B. Stevens - History - 1998 - 266 pages
...the day, Harrison died on April 4, 1841, uttering as his last words: "I wish you to understand the principles of the Government. I wish them carried out. I ask nothing more." Voice: An Annotated Bibliography of American Presidential Campaign Newspapers, 1828-1984 (# 2059),...
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Buckeye Presidents: Ohioans in the White House

Philip Weeks - Biography & Autobiography - 2003 - 284 pages
...arsenic, the president was beyond recovery. About 12:30 AM on April 4, ',36! 1841, Harrison said, "Sir, I wish you to understand the true principles of the...government. I wish them carried out. I ask nothing more." Then he was gone. The nation was stunned. The calamity of a president dying in office had never visited...
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What's Your Red, White, and Blue IQ?

Stephen J. Spignesi - Reference - 2004 - 240 pages
...going where Lucy is." Rutherford B. Hayes. 9. "I want to go; God take me." Dwight D. Eisenhower. 10. "I wish you to understand the true principles of the...Government. I wish them carried out. I ask nothing more." William Henry Harrison. 11. "Is it the Fourth?" Thomas Jefferson. 12. "Nothing more than a change of...
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