The Life of George Washington

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F. Andrews, 1839 - 562
 

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Washington arrives at Williamsburg
32
Troops march to Wills Creek
38
Approved by Washington 433
42
Complaints of Washingtons Officers
46
Terms of Capitulation
53
Patriotic Zeal and Activity of Franklin
59
His Conduct in the Battle
63
Battle at Beaddocks Defeat
64
Effects of the Battle on the Character of Washington
65
Difficulties respecting the Command at Fort Cumberland
71
The Plot unravelled
77
Retires to Mount Vernon ill of a Fever
84
His Fears for the Fate of the Expedition
91
Washington furnishes to General Forbes a Line of March
93
Portrait of Mrs Washington by Woolaston
98
Elected a Member of the House of Burgesses
99
Anecdote
105
Tour to the Ohio
112
Attends the Convention at Williamsburg
119
Meeting of the second Continental Congress 136
126
Takes Command of the Army at Cambridge
132
Deficiency of Supplies and Want of System
135
Remonstrates against General Gages Treatment of Prisoners
141
Articles of War revised
147
State of the Army at the End of the Year
153
Sentiments respecting the Conduct of the British Ministry
160
Copy of a Gold Medal presented to Washington
164
Military Works inspected
165
Washington visits Congress at Philadelphia
166
Strength of the American Army
173
Remarks on the Battle
179
Head Quarters at Morristown 220
184
British Troops land on New York Island
185
Change in the Military System recommended
191
British retreat
197
Strength of the Army
204
His Rule for the Selection of Officers
210
Retires to Winter Quarters at Morristown
217
Washingtons Counter Proclamation
220
Exchange of Prisoners
222
Conduct of General Howe
229
Motives for fighting the Battle
235
Operations on the Delaware
241
Treason of Arnold 313
292
Bounties to the Troops
294
Storming of Stony Point
300
Depreciation of the Currency
306
Conference between Washington and Rochambeau
312
Capture of Major Andre1
314
CHAPTER XIII
320
Powers of Congress doubtful and inefficient 324 Caution of Congress in exercising their Powers 325 French Fleet sails for the Chesapeake 326 Lafay...
330
Success of Lafayette in Virginia
337
Congress pass a Vote of Thanks to the Officers and Troops 343 Washington proposes an Expedition against Charleston
343
Lafayette returns to France
350
Negotiations for Peace
356
Dissatisfaction and Complaints of the Army
357
Washingtons Opinion of them
363
Disbanding of the Army
369
Refuses to receive Remuneration for his Services
375
Recommends Surveys of the Western Rivers
381
His farming Operations
386
His numerous Avocations
388
Washingtons Sentiments on the State of Public Affairs
392
Society of the Cincinnati
398
His Preparations for acting in the Convention
401
CHAPTER XVI
407
Ceremonies and Social Visits
413
Numerous Applications for Office
419
Support of Public Credit
424
Portrait of Mrs Washington by Stuart
424
Debts of the several States
427
Tour through the Southern States
434
CHAPTER XVIII
442
Chosen a second Time President of the United States
445
Democratic Societies
452
Congress put the Country in a State of Defence
458
Senate advises the Ratification
464
British Treaty opposed in the House of Representatives
470
Anecdote
477
Congress prepare for War
483
His Character
492
APPENDIX
497
Rules of Behavior
516
Washingtons Farewell Address
525
No VTI Proceedings of Congress in Consequence of the Death
539
Washingtons Will
545

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Strona 351 - With a mixture of great surprise and astonishment, I have read with attention the sentiments you have submitted to my perusal. Be assured, sir, no occurrence in the course of the war has given me more painful sensations, than your information of there being such ideas existing in the army, as you have expressed, and I must view with abhorrence, and reprehend with severity.
Strona 297 - ... twelve feet apart. Of late he has had the surprising sagacity to discover, that apples will make pies ; and it is a question, if, in the violence of his efforts, we do not get one of apples, instead of having both of beefsteaks. If the ladies can put up with such entertainment, and will submit to partake of it on plates, once tin but now iron (not become so by the labor of scouring), I shall be happy to see them; and am, dear Doctor, yours.
Strona 397 - Thus I consent, sir, to this Constitution, because I expect no better and because I am not sure that it is not the best.
Strona 64 - As a remarkable instance of this, I may point out to the public that heroic youth, Colonel Washington, whom I cannot but hope Providence has hitherto preserved in so signal a manner for some important service to his country.
Strona 523 - Tis well," said she, in the same voice, " all is now over; I shall soon follow him; I have no more trials to pass through.
Strona 442 - The confidence of the whole Union is centred in you. Your being at the helm will be more than an answer to every argument, which can be used to alarm and lead the people in any quarter into violence or secession. North and south will hang together, if they have you to hang on...
Strona 450 - There is a rank due to the United States among nations, which will be withheld, if not absolutely lost, by the reputation of weakness. If we desire to avoid insult, we must be able to repel it; if we desire to secure peace, one of the most powerful instruments of our rising prosperity, it must be known, that we are at all times ready for war.
Strona 404 - In this conflict of emotions, all I dare aver, is, that it has been my faithful study to collect my duty from a just appreciation of every circumstance by which it might be affected.
Strona 404 - I have been too much swayed by a grateful remembrance of former instances, or by an affectionate sensibility to this transcendent proof of the confidence of my fellow-citizens ; and have thence too little consulted my incapacity as well as disinclination for the weighty and untried cares before me ; my error will be palliated by the motives which misled me, and its consequences be judged by my country with some share of the partiality in which they originated.
Strona 126 - I beg leave to assure the congress, that as no pecuniary consideration could have tempted me to accept this arduous employment, at the expense of my domestic ease and happiness, I do not wish to make any profit from it. I will keep an exact account of my expenses. These I doubt not, they will discharge, and that is all I desire.

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