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Label
1779-1796
Inclusive dates
1779-1796
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Letters, 1779-1796, from George Washington (1732-1799) to Henry Lee (1756-1818) concerning military matters relating to Lee's command and its monitoring of British movements; expressing Washington's desire to improve communication and transportation routes between the Atlantic coast and western settlers; stating Washington's disinclination to have portraits painted; concerning Washington's interest in a threshing machine; and discussing political concerns. Also includes an address to Washington from the citizens of Alexandria, Virginia, on his election to the presidency. Originals are located in the Virginia Historical Society
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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, 14 December 1799, and was buried there.
Cataloging source
Vi
Form designation
Letters
Label
!UNKNOWN LABEL
Link
http://ead.lib.virginia.edu/vivaead/published/lva/vivadoc.pl?file=vi01823.xml
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • The Library of Virginia
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  • Inventory
Extent
22
Immediate source of acquisition
Garland, Mary
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
000502064
Reproduction note
Photostats (negative).
Type of unit
leaves.

Library Locations

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