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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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The History of the United States of America, from the Discovery of the ...

Jacob Harris Patton - United States - 1868 - 812 pages
...especially to Washington. In a letter to his brother Augustine he says : " By the all-powerful dispensation of Providence, I have been protected beyond all human...expectation ; for I had four bullets through my coat, two horses shot under me, yet escaped unhurt, though death was levelling my companions on every side...
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Life of George Washington, Volume 13

Washington Irving - 1869
...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,...four bullets through my coat, and two horses shot nnder me, yet escaped unhurt, though death was leveling my companions on every side of me ! " We have...
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Chambers's Miscellany of Instructive & Entertaining Tracts, Volumes 7-8

William Chambers, Robert Chambers - 1870
...after the battle, ' I have been protected beyond all human No. 57. " 9 probability or expectations ; for I had four bullets through my coat, and two horses shot under me ; yet I escaped unhurt, although death was levelling my companions on every side of me.' The failure of this...
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Chambers's miscellany of instructive & entertaining tracts, Volume 8

Chambers W. and R., ltd - 1870
...after the battle, ' I have been protected beyond all human No. 57. 9 probability or expectations ; for I had four bullets through my coat, and two horses shot under me; yet I escaped unhurt, although death was levelling my companions on every side of me.' The failure of this...
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Life of George Washington, Volume 1

Washington Irving - Presidents - 1871
...first, and of assuring you that I have not composed the latter. But, by the all-powerful dispensatious of Providence, I have been protected beyond all human...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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Words of Washington

George Washington - Presidents - 1871 - 196 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 aides-de-camp, were wounded early in the engagement, which rendered...
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A NEW AND POPULAR PICTORIAL DESCRIPTION OF THE United States.

JOHN A. LEE & CO - 1876
...felt and acknowledged this, and said in a letter 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/ Not only was this...
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Washington, Bowdoin, and Franklin: As Portrayed in Occasional Addresses

Robert Charles Winthrop - Statesmen - 1876 - 186 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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A POPULAR HISTORY OF ENGLAND, FROM THE EARLIEST TIMES TO THE ACCESSION OF ...

M. M. RIPLEY - 1876
...mortal wound. Colonel Washington, preserved by God for other days, sought in vain to rally his soldiers. "By the all-powerful dispensations of Providence,...protected beyond all human probability or expectation," he wrote to his brother after the action; "for I had four bullets through my coat, and two horses shot...
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A Centennial Edition of the History of the United States: From the Discovery ...

Benson John Lossing - United States - 1876 - 744 pages
...shot under him, and four bullets passed through his coat Writing of this to his brother, ho remarked, "By the all-powerful dispensations of Providence,...protected beyond all human probability or expectation, * * * although death was leveling my companions on every side." ' Note 1, page 168. See picture on...
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