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George Washington Biography
FIRST IN War - first in Peace - first in the hearts of his Countrymen - was a just sentiment uttered half a century ago by the foster-son' of the Great Patriot, when speaking of the character of his noble guardian. And the hand of that son was the first to erect a monumental stone in memory of The Father of his Country, upon which was inscribed: Here, the of February [0. S.l, 1732, George Washington was born. That stone yet lies on the site of his birth-place, in Westmoreland county, Virginia, near the banks of the Potomac. The calendar having been changed, 2 we celebrate his birthday on the 22d of February.
George Washington was descended from an old and titled family in Lancashire, England, and was the eldest child of his father, by Mary Ball, his second wife. He died v/hen George was little more than ten years of age, and the guidance of the future Leader, through the dangers of youthhood, devolved upon his mother. She was fitted for the service ; and during his eventful life,
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George Washington TiviaGeorge Washington served as the first President of the United States
George Washington did not sigh the Declaration of Independence because he was to busy commanding the army
George Washington was the only founding father to be president that did not attend college
George Washington only had one of his own teeth left at his death, with dentures made of ivory, bone and human teeth
George Washington would greet people with a bow instead of a handshake while president
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Events in the life of George Washington
|1775 06/15||George Washington appointed general and commander-in-chief of the new Continental Army.|
|1776 12/26||Washington crosses the Delaware River and captures a Hessian force (German mercenaries) at Trenton, New Jersey|
|1777 09/11||General Washington defeated at Brandywine [URL]|
|1778 07/08||General Washington sets up headquarters at West Point|
|1783 11/2||George Washington delivers farewell address [URL]|
|1783 12/23||Washington resigns his commission as commander-in-chief to the Congress of the Confederation. [URL]|
|1784 01/14||The Treaty of Paris is ratified by Congress and the American Revolutionary War officially ends.|
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Biography for George Washington (1732 - 1799)
Biography for George Washington
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Washington Speech to the Officers of the Continental Army 03-15-1783
Gentlemen: By an anonymous summons, an attempt has been made to convene you together; how inconsistent with the rules of propriety! how unmilitary! and how subversive of all order and discipline, let the good sense of the Army decide.
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Washington Farwell Orders to Armies 11-02-1783
Washingtons Farewell Orders to the Armies of the United States, 2 November 1783 - The United States in Congress assembled after giving the most honorable testimony to the merits of the foederal Armies, and presenting them with the thanks of their Country
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Washington Address Continental Congress 12-23-1783
Washington's Address to the Continental Congress Resigning His Commission as Commander in Chief of the Continental Army - Mr. President: The great events on which my resignation depended having at length taken place; I have now the honor of offering my si
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Democratical States must always feel before they can see: it is this that makes their Governments slow, but the people will be right at last.
George Washington: letter to Marquis de Lafayette, July 25, 1785
The citizens of America ... are, form this period, to be considered as the actors on a most conspicuous theater, which seems to be peculiarly designated by Providence for the display of human greatness and felicity.
George Washington: Circular to the States, 1783
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