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SOME FAMOUS LAST WORDS


Washington, George (1732-1799) "It is well, I die hard, but I am not afraid to go."


Adams, John (1735-1826) "Thomas Jefferson--still survives..." (4 July 1826. Jefferson died later the same day.)


Jefferson, Thomas (1743-1826) "Is it the Fourth?" (4 July 1826)


Sedgwick, John (1813-1864) "Nonsense, they couldn't hit an elephant at this distance." (In response to a suggestion that he should not show himself over the parapet during the Battle of the Wilderness.)


T.J. Stonewall Jackson (1824-1863) "Let us pass over the river and rest under the shade of the trees.”

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