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Life of George Washington

By Irving, Washington

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Book Id: WPLBN0000581183
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Reproduction Date: 2007
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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 forward 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 lie has at length, though somewhat tardily, accomplished. The manuscript for the present volume was nearly ready for the press some months since, but the author, by applying himself too closely in his eagerness to finish it, brought on a nervous indisposition, which unfitted him for a time for the irksome but indispensable task of re...

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Table of Contents OF VOL. V -- CHAPTER I -- PAfi E -- The now Government Domestic and Foreign Relations Washington s anxious -- Position Its difficulties Without Cabinet or Constitutional Advisers John -- Jay Hamilton His efficient Support of the Constitution and Theoretic Doubts -- James Madison Knox His Characteristics 1 -- CHAPTER II -- Washington s Privacy beset with Visits of Compliment Queries as to tho proper -- Line of Conduct in his Presidential Intercourse Opinions of Adams and Hamil -- tonJefferson as to the Authors of the minor Forms and Ceremonies His -- whimsical Anecdote of the first Levee Inaugural Ball -- " -- CHAPTER III -- Journey of Mrs. Washington to New York Honors paid her in her Progress Recep -- tions at the Seat of Government The President s Equipage 14


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