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" I had four bullets through my coat, and two horses shot under me, yet escaped unhurt, though death was levelling my companions on every side... "
Two Wars: One Hero's Fight on Two Fronts--Abroad and Within - Page 166
by Nate Self - 2011 - 408 pages
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Oration Pronounced by the Honorable Robert C. Winthrop: Speaker of the House ...

Robert Charles Winthrop - Washington Monument (Washington, D.C.) - 1848 - 23 pages
...dispensations of Providence," wrote Washington himself to his venerated parent, after Braddock's defeat, " I have been protected beyond all human probability...through my coat, and two horses shot under me ; yet I escaped unhurt, although death was levelling my companions on every side of me." Well did the eloquent...
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The Works of the Right Reverend John England, First Bishop of ..., Volume 4

John England - 1849
...marked, and by no means unimportant. He wrote to his brother: •'By the all-powerful dispensation of Providence, I have been protected beyond all human...through my coat, and two horses shot under me. Yet I escaped unhurt, although death was levelling my companions on every side of me." It is true, that...
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Works, Volume 8

Washington Irving - 1857
...early opportunity of contradicting the first, and of assuring you that I have not composed the latter. But, by the all-powerful dispensations of Providence,...and two horses shot under me, yet escaped unhurt, though death was leveling my companions on every side of me ! " We have been most scandalously beaten...
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Memoirs of the Mother and Wife of Washington

Margaret Cockburn Conkling - 1850 - 248 pages
...killed in the field, where died many other brave officers. I luckily escaped without a wound, though I had four bullets through my coat and two horses shot under me. Captains Orme and Morris, two of the aids-de-camp, were wounded early in the engagement, which rendered...
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MEMOIRS OF THE MOTHER AND WIFE OF WASHINGTON

MARGARET C. CONKLING - 1850
...killed in the field, where died many other brave officers. I luckily escaped without a wound, though I had four bullets through my coat and two horses shot under me. Captains Orme and Morris, two of the aids-de-camp, were wounded early in the engagement, which rendered...
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ADDRESSES AND SPEECHES

ROBERT C. WINTHROP - 1852
...dispensations of Providence," wrote Washington himself to his venerated parent, after Braddock's defeat, I have been protected beyond all human probability...through my coat, and two horses shot under me ; yet I escaped unhurt, although death was levelling my companions on every side of me." Well did the eloquent...
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Addresses and Speeches on Various Occasions: 1835-1851

Robert Charles Winthrop - United States - 1852
...dispensations of Providence," wrote Washington himself to his venerated parent, after Braddock's defeat, " I have been protected beyond all human probability...through my coat, and two horses shot under me ; yet I escaped unhurt, although death was levelling my companions on every side of me." Well did the eloquent...
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Historical Collections of Virginia: Containing a Collection of the Most ...

Henry Howe - Virginia - 1852 - 544 pages
...frontier warfare." — Duy't Penn. 13 tions of Providence,' said he, in a letter to his brother, ' I have been protected beyond all human probability...through my coat, and two horses shot under me, yet I escaped unhurt, although death was levelling my companions on every side of me.'* So bloody a contest...
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Addresses and Speeches on Various Occasions, Volume 1

Robert Charles Winthrop - United States - 1852 - 747 pages
...dispensations of Providence," wrote Washington himself to his venerated parent, after Braddock's defeat, " I have been protected beyond all human probability...through my coat, and two horses shot under me ; yet I escaped unhurt, although death was levelling my companions on every side of me." Well did the eloquent...
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THE PICTORIAL FIELD-BOOK OF THE REVOLUTION

BENSON J. LOSSING - 1852
...his brother, he remarked, " By the all-powei-ful dispensations of Providence, I have been pro tected - and escaped unhurt, although death was leveling my companions on every side of me." Dr. Craik, the...
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