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Life of George Washington

By Irving, Washington

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Book Id: WPLBN0000581186
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Title: Life of George Washington  
Author: Irving, Washington
Language: English
Subject: Fiction, Children's literature, Children's fiction
Collections: Children's Literature Collection
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Publisher: World Public Library Association


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Excerpt: THE present volume completes a work to which the author had long looked for ward as the crowning effort of his literary career. The idea of writing a life of Washington entered at an early day into his mind. It was especially pressed upon his attention nearly thirty years ago while he was in Europe, by a proposition of the late Mr. Archibald Constable, the eminent publisher of Edinburgh, and he resolved to undertake it as soon as he should return to the United States, and be within reach of the necessary documents. Various circumstances occurred to prevent him from carrying this resolution into prompt effect. It remained, however, a cherished purpose of his heart, which he has at length, though some what tardily, accomplished.

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Table of Contents: PAGE -- CHAP. I. News of Peace Letter of Washington -- in Behalf of the Army Cessation of Hostil -- ities Proclaimed Order of the Cincinnati -- Formed Better of Washington to the State -- Governors Mutiny in the Pennsylvania Line -- Letter of Washington on the Subject Tour -- to the Northern Posts I -- CHAP. II. The Army to be Discharged Parting -- Address of Washington Evacuation of New -- York Parting Scene of Washington with his -- Officers at New York Washington Resigns -- his Commission to Congress Retires to -- Mount Vernon, 20 -- CHAP. III. Washington at Mount Vernon A -- Soldier's Repose Plans of Domestic Life- -- Kind Offer of the Council of Pennsylvania -- Historical Applications News of Jacob Van -- Braam Opening of Spring Agricultural Life -- Resumed Recollections of the Fairfaxes -- Meeting of the Order of Cincinnati Tour of -- Washington and Dr. Craik to the West Ideas -- of Internal Improvement Parting with La -- fayette 34


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