Life and Times of Washington - Vol. 1

Life and Times of Washington - Vol. 1

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Life and Times of Washington - Vol. 1

Life and Times of Washington - Vol. 1

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The plan of the present work, in the revised and enlarged form now offered to the public, is that of an attempt to adequately bring out all the facts bearing upon the origin of the United States of America within the period covered by the active career of Washington; and with this to show, in the clearest light possible, the character, conduct, services, and political ideals of Washington; his youth and education; his activity and development from sixteen to nineteen years of age; his immediate entrance upon public service and attainment of distinction; his important military position and experience while yet a very young man; his remarkable eminence and services as a Colonial soldier in Virginia, then the foremost of the American colonies; his fearless recognition of the issues of liberty under the oppressive attempts of the ministers of the British King; his leadership in the Virginia demonstrations of protest preparatory to revolution; his position as the first soldier of the Continent in the earliest Congress of the Colonies; his unanimous recognition by the Congress as before all others in military and political weight, and his appointment as American Commander-in-Chief; his conduct of the Revolution, both in military service of the highest character and in constant sagacious counsel and effective influence, accomplishing more than all others together in the maintenance and direction of an otherwise hopeless cause; the supreme significance and weight of his thought in the . . .

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