Last words, last thoughts, last things.
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Now I really must be going
George Washington died on this day in 1799.
On his deathbed, Washington said: "Doctor, I die hard, but I am not afraid to go. My breath cannot last long."
Later he said: "I am just going. Have me decently buried, and do not let my body be put into the vault in less than three days after I am dead. Do you understand?"
"Yes, sir," the doctor replied.
"'Tis well," answered Washington.
(See December 6 to read about the Washington Monument.)
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