All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘George Washington’

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    Who was George Washington? (1732 – 1799)

    ~ by James Still ~ George Washington was born in Virginia on February 22, 1732. He was appointed County Surveyor at the age of 17 and joined the British Army at 21. Washington was a Virginia Delegate to the First Continental Congress, Commander-in-Chief of the …

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    Washington: The Letter Home (1775)

    ~ By James Still ~ Before leaving Philadelphia to assume command of the Army, George Washington wrote a letter to his wife, Martha, and enclosed his will: “MY DEAREST,  I am now set down to write to you on a subject, which fills me with …

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    Washington: Commander and Friend (1758)

    ~by James Still~ Suffering from bad health in 1758, Washington resigned as Commander of the Virginia Regiment. The letter Washington receives from his Officers provides an excellent glimpse into his character: “SIR, We your most obedient and affectionate Officers, beg leave to express our great …

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    Washington: The Indian Prophecy (1770)

    ~by James Still~ In 1755, a young Colonel George Washington fought under British General Edward Braddock against the French at Fort Duquesne [pronounced, “doo-cane”].  The British suffered a devastating defeat.  Fifteen years later, as Washington was surveying lands west of Virginia, he was met by …

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It is the duty of the patriot to protect his country from its government. ~ Thomas Paine