required was far too great for any individual, or even any single State, to provide the requisite millions.
Godfrey Ablewhite was entrusted with the care of a sum
of twenty thousand pounds--as one of two Trustees for a young gentleman, who was still a minor in the year eighteen hundred and forty-eight.
Night found him, not only equipped with money of his own, but once more (as on that former occasion) saddled with a considerable sum
of other people's.
cried Colbert, struck, as Fouquet had been, with the generosity of the sum
for a soldier's pension, "why, that would be a pension of twenty thousand livres?
And the Englishman drew from his pocket a bundle of bank-notes, which might have been twice the sum
The proposal for this scientific undertaking was officially made, yesterday, at the rooms of the Royal Geographical Society, and the sum
of twenty-five hundred pounds was voted to defray the expenses of the enterprise.
Congress, by the articles which compose that compact (as has already been stated), are authorized to ascertain and call for any sums
of money necessary, in their judgment, to the service of the United States; and their requisitions, if conformable to the rule of apportionment, are in every constitutional sense obligatory upon the States.
And with a proud consciousness of serving his country wisely and well he charged that sum
to the account.
Sometimes he staked a large sum
, but Dolokhov refused to accept it and fixed the stake himself.
This violent resolution was not lasting; his zeal gave way to his avarice, and he could not think of losing so large a sum
as he knew he might expect for our ransom: he therefore sent us word that it was in our choice either to die, or to pay him thirty thousand crowns, and demanded to know our determination.
He did not stipulate for any particular sum
, my dear Fanny; he only requested me, in general terms, to assist them, and make their situation more comfortable than it was in his power to do.
You consider it, undoubtedly, a handsome sum