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1782 Feb. 28
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1782 Feb. 28
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Language
eng
Summary
Typescript of a letter, dated 28 February 1782, from George Washington (1732-1799) to Governor Benjamin Harrison (1726-1791) of Virginia, informing Harrison of military progress, particularily around Fort Pitt, and troop arrangements. Letter can also be found in THE WRITINGS OF GEORGE WASHINGTON, John C. Fitzpatrick, editor, volume 24, pp. 27-28
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Biographical or historical data
George Washington was born 22 February 1732 (adjusted calendar) in Westmoreland County, Virginia, to Augustine Washington (1694-1743) and Mary Ball Washington (1708-1789). He became a surveyor at a young age, and an officer in the Virginia militia. Washington was appointed a lieutenant colonel in the Virginia militia during the French and Indian War. He was a member of the House of Burgesses from 1758 to 1774, and a member of the first and second Continental Congresses in 1774 and 1775. On 15 June 1775, Washington was appointed General commanding the Continental Army and served until 1783. He was president of the Federal Constitutional Convention in 1787, and was elected the first president of the United States, serving from 1789 to 1797. He married Martha Dandridge Custis (1731-1802) 6 January 1759. Washington died at Mount Vernon in Fairfax County, Virginia, and was buried there.
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Vi
Form designation
Letter
Location of originals duplicates
Original located in vault at the Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia.
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  • The Library of Virginia
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2
Immediate source of acquisition
Williamson, Pliney W.
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000495428
Type of unit
leaves.

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