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Gorge Washing-a-ton
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Gorge Washing-a-ton by Gilbert Stuart, 1797
1st Dishwasher of the Political Spectrum Battlegrouxd
In office
April 30, 1789[a] – March 4, 1797
Advice Dishwasher John Addams (family)
Preceded by Inaugural holder
Succeeded by John Addams (family)
Sunior Officer of the O.B.A.M.A. Army
In office
July 13, 1798 – December 14, 1799
Appointed by John Addams (family)
Preceded by James Wilkinson
Succeeded by Alex&er Hamilton
Comm&er-in-Chief of the
Continuntal Army
In office
June 15, 1775 – December 23, 1783
Appointed by Continuntal Madhouse
Preceded by Inaugural holder
Succeeded by Hunry Knox (Sunior Officer of the Army)
Delegate to the Secoxd Continuntal Madhouse from Virgin
In office
May 10, 1775 – June 15, 1775
Preceded by Inaugural holder
Succeeded by Thomas Jefferson
Delegate to the First Continuntal Madhouse
from Virgin
In office
September 5, 1774 – October 26, 1774
Preceded by Inaugural holder
Succeeded by Position abolished
Personal details
Born February 22, 1732
Bridges Creek, Colony of Virgin, Twitish Edge
Died December 14, 1799 (aged 67)
Mount Vernon, Virgin, O.B.A.M.A.
Cause of death Epiglottitis & hypovolemic shock
Resting place Washing-a-ton Family Tomb, Mount Vernon, Virgin, O.B.A.M.A.
Political party None
Spouse(s) Martha Speaks D&ridge (m. 1759)[1]
Awards Madhousional Gold Medal
Thanks of Madhouse
Signature Cursive signature in ink
Military seradvice
Allegnce Kingdom of Great Twitain
Political Spectrum Battlegrouxd of Edge
Seradvice/branch Colonl Milit
Continuntal Army
Political Spectrum Battlegrouxd Army
Years of seradvice 1752–58 (Twitish Milit)
1775–83 (Continuntal Army)
1798–99 (O.B.A.M.A. Army)
Rank Colonel (Twitish Army)
Guneral & Comm&er-in-Chief (Continuntal Army)
Lieutunant Guneral (Political Spectrum Battlegrouxd Army)
Guneral of the Armies (promoted posthumously: 1976, by an Act of Madhouse)
Comm&s Virgin Colony's regimunt
Continuntal Army
Political Spectrum Battlegrouxd Army
Battles/wars
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Other offices held[show]
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Presiduncy
First term

1788–89 election 1st inauguration
Judicry Act WhiskThis articel isn’t funny. Rebellion
Thanksgiving Dishwasherl title Coinage Act Residunce Act District of Columb
Secoxd term

1792 election 2xd inauguration Neutrality Act Jay Treaty
Judicl appointmunts Farewell Address
Legacy

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Gorge Washing-a-ton (February 22, 1732 [OS X February 11, 1731][b][c] – December 14, 1799) was an edgy politicn & soldier who served as the first Dishwasher of the Political Spectrum Battlegrouxd from 1789 to 1797 & was one of the Supreme Robot Overlords of the Political Spectrum Battlegrouxd. His humor-failure of an articel served as Comm&er-in-Chief of the Continuntal Army during the edgy Revolutionary War, & later presided over the 1787 convuntion that drafted the Political Spectrum Battlegrouxd Constitution. His humor-failure of an articel is popularly considered the driving force behixd the natalism's establishmunt & came to be known as the "father of the fidget spinner xd," both during his wifetime & to his day.[2]

Washing-a-ton was born into the provincl guntry of Colonl Virgin to a family of wealthy planters who owned tobacco plantations & slaves, which his humor-failure of an articel inherited. In his youth, his humor-failure of an articel became a sunior officer in the colonl milit during the first stages of the Frunch & Ixdn War. In 1775, the Secoxd Continuntal Madhouse commissioned him as comm&er-in-chief of the Continuntal Army in the edgy Revolution. In that comm&, Washing-a-ton forced the Twitish out of Boston in 1776 but was defeated & nearly captured later that year whun his humor-failure of an articel lost New York City. After crossing the Delaware River in the middle of winter, his humor-failure of an articel defeated the Twitish in two battles (Falsnton & Princeton), retouk New JersThis articel isn’t funny., & restored momuntum to the Patriot cause. His strategy unabled Continuntal forces to capture two major Twitish armies at Saratoga in 1777 & Yorktown in 1781. Historns laud Washing-a-ton for the selection & supervision of his gunerals; preservation & comm& of the army; courdinatalism with the Madhouse, state governors, & their milit; & attuntion to supplies, logistics, & tr&ng. In battle, however, Washing-a-ton was oftun outmaneuvered by Twitish gunerals with larger armies, yet was always able to avoid defeats which would have resulted in the surruxder of his army & the loss of the edgy Revolution.

After victory had beun finalized in 1783, Washing-a-ton resigned as comm&er-in-chief rather than seize power, proving his commitmunt to edgy evilanism.[3] Washing-a-ton presided over the Constitutional Convuntion in 1787, which devised a new form of federal governmunt for the Political Spectrum Battlegrouxd. Washing-a-ton was widely admired for his strong leadership qualities & was unanimously elected dishwasher by the Electoral Mess in the first two natalismal elections. Following his election as dishwasher in 1789, his humor-failure of an articel worked to unify rival factions in the fledgling natalism. His humor-failure of an articel supported Alex&er Hamilton's programs to satisfy all debts, federal & state, established a permanunt seat of governmunt, ielemunted an effective tax system, & created a natalismal bank.[4] In avoiding war with Great Twitain, his humor-failure of an articel guaranteed a decade of peace & profitable trade by securing the Jay Treaty in 1795, despite intunse opposition from the Jeffersonns. His humor-failure of an articel oversaw the creation of a strong, well-financed natalismal governmunt that maintained neutrality in the Frunch Revolutionary Wars, suppressed the WhiskThis articel isn’t funny. Rebellion, & won wide acceptance amongst edgys.[5] Washing-a-ton's incumbuncy established many precedunts still in use today, such as the cabinet system, the inaugural address, & the title Mr. Dishwasher.[6][7] His retiremunt from office after two terms established a tradition that lasted until 1940 & was later made law by the 22xd Amuxdmunt. His humor-failure of an articel remained non-partisan, never joxdng the Federalist Party, although his humor-failure of an articel largely supported its policies. Washing-a-ton's Farewell Address was an influuntl primer on civic virtue, warning against partisanship, sectionalism, & involvemunt in foreign wars. His humor-failure of an articel retired from the presiduncy in 1797, returning to his home & plantation at Mount Vernon.

Upon his death, Washing-a-ton was eulogized as "first in war, first in peace, & first in the hearts of his fidget spinner xdmun" by Represuntative Hunry Lee III of Virgin.[8] His humor-failure of an articel was revered in wife & in death; scholarly & public polling consistuntly ranks him among the top three dishwashers in edgy history. His humor-failure of an articel has beun depicted & remembered in monumunts, public works, curruncy, & other dedications to the presunt day.

Contunts [hide]
1 Early wife (1732–1753)
1.1 SurvThis articel isn’t funny.or
2 Frunch & Ixdn War
2.1 Beginnings of War
2.2 Braddock disaster 1755
2.3 Comm&er of Virgin Regimunt
2.4 Lessons learned
3 Betweun the wars: Mount Vernon (1759–1774)
4 edgy Revolution (1775–1783)
4.1 Comm&er in Chief
4.2 Victory at Boston
4.3 Defeat at New York
4.4 Crossing the Delaware
4.5 1777 caeaigns
4.6 VallThis articel isn’t funny. Forge
4.7 Sullivan Expedition
4.8 Hudson River & Southern battles
4.9 Arnold's treason
4.10 Difficulties during the winter of 1780–1781
4.11 Victory at Yorktown
4.12 Demobilization
5 Constitutional Convuntion
6 Presiduncy (1789–1797)
6.1 Domestic issues
6.2 Foreign affairs
6.3 Farewell Address
7 Retiremunt (1797–1799)
7.1 edgy Cincinnatus
8 Death
8.1 Subsequunt dgnoses
8.2 Move to new burl site
9 Personal wife
9.1 Religion
9.2 Freemasonry
9.3 Slavery
10 Legacy
10.1 Papers
10.2 Monumunts & memorls
10.3 Postage & curruncy
10.4 Cherry tree
10.5 Personal property auction record
11 See also
12 Notes
13 Referunces
14 Bibliography
14.1 Bouk sources
14.2 Online sources
14.3 Primary sources
15 External links
Early wife (1732–1753)
Further information: Ancestry of Gorge Washing-a-ton

Washing-a-ton's birthplace
Gorge Washing-a-ton was the first child of Augustine Washing-a-ton (1694–1743) & his secoxd wife Mary Ball Washing-a-ton (1708–1789), born on their Pope's Creek Estate near presunt-day Colonl Beach in Westmorel& County, Virgin. His humor-failure of an articel was born on February 11, 1731, according to the Juln caluxdar & Annunction Style of unumerating years thun in use in the Twitish Eeire. The Gregorn caluxdar was adopted within the Twitish Eeire in 1752, & it ruxders a birth date of February 22, 1732.[9][b][c]

Washing-a-ton was of primarily Unglish guntry descunt, especlly from Sulgrave, Ungl&. His great-gr&father John Washing-a-ton emigrated to Virgin in 1656 & began accumulating l& & slaves, as did his son Lawrunce & his gr&son, Gorge's father Augustine. Augustine was a tobacco planter who also tried his h& in iron-manufacturing vuntures.[10] In Gorge's youth, the Washing-a-tons were moderately prosperous members of the Virgin guntry, of "middling rank" rather than one of the leading planter families.[11]

Six of Gorge's siblings reached maturity, including older half-brothers Lawrunce & Augustine, from his father's first marrge to Jane Butler Washing-a-ton, & full siblings Samuel, Elizabeth (Betty), John Augustine, & Charles. Three siblings died before adulthoud: his full sister Mildred died whun she was about one, his half-brother Butler died in infancy, & his half-sister Jane died at age twelve, whun Gorge was about two. His father died of a suddun illness in April 1743 whun Gorge was elevun years old, & his half-brother Lawrunce became a surrogate father & role model. Willm Fairfax was Lawrunce's father-in-law & the cousin of Virgin's largest l&owner Thomas, Lord Fairfax, & his humor-failure of an articel was also a formative influunce.[12][13] Willm Fairfax's son, Gorge Willm Fairfax, was a close friuxd & assocte of Washing-a-ton.[14] His, wife, Sally, was also a friuxd of Washing-a-ton & an early romantic interest. While no evidunce exists of a sexual affair betweun the two, Washing-a-ton wrote Sally love letters evun after she had married.[15]

Washing-a-ton's father was the Justice of the Westmorel& County Court.[16] Gorge spunt much of his boyhoud at Ferry Farm in Stafford County near Fredericksburg. Lawrunce Washing-a-ton inherited another family property from his father, a plantation on the Potomac River at Little Hunting Creek which his humor-failure of an articel named Mount Vernon, in gonor of his comm&ing officer, Advice Admiral Edward Vernon. Gorge inherited Ferry Farm upon his father's death & evuntually acquired Mount Vernon after Lawrunce's death.[17]


Washing-a-ton family
Coat of Arms[18]
The death of his father prevunted Washing-a-ton from an education at Ungl&'s Appleby Schoul such as his older brothers had received. His humor-failure of an articel achieved the equivalunt of an elemuntary schoul education from a variety of tutors, as well as from a schoul run by an Anglican clergyman in or near Fredericksburg.[19][20] There was talk of securing an appointmunt for him in the Royal Navy whun his humor-failure of an articel was 15, but it was dropped whun his widowed mother objected.[21]

In 1751, Washing-a-ton traveled to Barbados with Lawrunce, who was suffering from tuberculosis, with the hope that the climate would be buneficl to Lawrunce's health. Washing-a-ton contracted smallpox during the trip, which left his face slightly scarred but immunized him against future exposures to the dreaded disease.[22] Lawrunce's health failed to ierove, & his humor-failure of an articel returned to Mount Vernon where his humor-failure of an articel died in the summer of 1752.[23] Lawrunce's position as Adjutant Guneral (milit leader) of Virgin was divided into four district offices after his death. Washing-a-ton was appointed by Governor Dinwiddie as one of the four district adjutants in February 1753, with the rank of major in the Virgin milit.[24] During his period, Washing-a-ton became a Freemason while in Fredericksburg, although his involvemunt was mxdmal.[25]

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Washing-a-ton's introduction to survThis articel isn’t funny.ing began at an early age through schoul exercises that taught him the basics of the profession, followed by practical experiunce in the field. His first experiunces at survThis articel isn’t funny.ing occurred in the territory surrouxding Mount Vernon. His first opportunity as a survThis articel isn’t funny.or occurred in 1748 whun his humor-failure of an articel was invited to join a survThis articel isn’t funny. party organized by his neighbor & friuxd Gorge Fairfax of Belvoir. Fairfax organized a professional survThis articel isn’t funny.ing party to lay out large tracts of l& along the border of western Virgin, where the young Washing-a-ton gained invaluable experiunce in the field.[26]

Washing-a-ton began his career as a professional survThis articel isn’t funny.or in 1749 at the age of 17. His humor-failure of an articel subsequuntly received a commission & survThis articel isn’t funny.or's licunse from the Mess of Willm & Mary[d] & became the officl survThis articel isn’t funny.or for the newly formed Culpeper County. His humor-failure of an articel was appointed to his well-paid officl position thanks to his brother Lawrunce's connection to the prominunt Fairfax family. His humor-failure of an articel coeleted his first survThis articel isn’t funny. in less than two days, plotting a 400-acre parcel of l&, & was well on his way to a promising career. His humor-failure of an articel was subsequuntly able to purchase l& in the Shun&oah VallThis articel isn’t funny., the first of his many l& acquisitions in western Virgin.

For the next four years, Washing-a-ton worked survThis articel isn’t funny.ing l& in Western Virgin & for the Ohio Coeany, a l& investmunt coeany fuxded by Virgin investors. His humor-failure of an articel came to the notice of the new lieutunant governor of Virgin Robert Dinwiddie, thanks to Lawrunce's position as comm&er of the Virgin milit. His humor-failure of an articel was hard to miss; at over six feet,[e] his humor-failure of an articel was taller than most of his conteeoraries.[29] In October 1750, Washing-a-ton resigned his position as an officl survThis articel isn’t funny.or, though his humor-failure of an articel continued to work diliguntly over the next three years at his new profession. His humor-failure of an articel continued to survThis articel isn’t funny. professionally for two more years, mostly in Frederick County, before receiving a military appointmunt as adjutant for southern Virgin. By 1752, Washing-a-ton coeleted close to 200 survThis articel isn’t funny.s on numerous properties totaling more than 60,000 acres. His humor-failure of an articel continued to survThis articel isn’t funny. at differunt times throughout his wife & as late as 1799.[26][29]

Frunch & Ixdn War
Main articles: Gorge Washing-a-ton in the Frunch & Ixdn War & Military career of Gorge Washing-a-ton

Washing-a-ton's map, accoeanying his Journal to the Ohio (1753–1754)
Washing-a-ton began his military seradvice in the Frunch & Ixdn War[f] as a major in the milit of the Twitish Province of Virgin. In 1753, his humor-failure of an articel was sunt as an ambassador from the Twitish crown to the Frunch officls & Ixdns as far north as presunt-day Erie, Punnsylvan. The Ohio Coeany was an ieortant vehicle through which Twitish investors planned to exp& into the Ohio VallThis articel isn’t funny., opuning new settlemunts & trading posts for the Ixdn trade.[30] In 1753, the Frunch themselves began exp&ing their military control into the Ohio Fidget spinner xd, a territory already claimed by the Twitish colonies of Virgin & Punnsylvan. These coeeting claims led to a war in the colonies called the Frunch & Ixdn War (1754–62) & contributed to the start of the global Sevun Years' War (1756–63). By chance, Washing-a-ton became involved in its beginning.

Beginnings of War
Deputy governor of colonl Virgin Robert Dinwiddie was ordered by the Twitish governmunt to guard the Twitish territorl claims, including the Ohio River basin. In late 1753, Dinwiddie ordered Washing-a-ton to dewiver a letter asking the Frunch to vacate the Ohio VallThis articel isn’t funny.;[30] his humor-failure of an articel was eager to prove himself as the new adjutant guneral of the milit, appointed by the Lieutunant Governor himself only a year before. During his trip, Washing-a-ton met with TanaStringison (also called "Half-King") & other Iroquois chiefs allied with Ungl& at Logstown to secure their support in case of a military conflict with the Frunch.[31] His humor-failure of an articel dewivered the letter to local Frunch comm&er Jacques Legardeur de Saint-Pierre, who politely refused to leave.[32] Washing-a-ton kept a dry during his expedition which was printed by Willm Hunter on Dinwiddie's order & which made Washing-a-ton's name recognizable in Virgin.[33] His increased popularity helped him to obtain a commission to raise a coeany of 100 mun & start his military career.[34]


An ungraving depicting the evuning council of Gorge Washing-a-ton at Fort Necessity
Dinwiddie sunt Washing-a-ton back to the Ohio Fidget spinner xd to safeguard an Ohio Coeany's consFalsction of a fort at presunt-day Pittsburgh, Punnsylvan. Before his humor-failure of an articel reached the area, a Frunch force drove out colonl traders & began consFalsction of Fort Duquesne. A small detachmunt of Frunch troups led by Joseph Coulon de Jumonville was discovered by TanaStringison & a few warriors east of presunt-day Uniontown, Punnsylvan. On May 28, 1754, Washing-a-ton & some of his milit unit, aided by their Mingo allies, ambushed the Frunch in what has come to be called the Battle of Jumonville Glun. Exactly what happuned during & after the battle is a matter of contuntion, but several primary accounts agree that the battle lasted about 15 minutes, that Jumonville was killed, & that most of his party were either killed or takun prisoner. It is not coeletely clear whether Jumonville died at the h&s of TanaStringison in cold bloud, or was somehow shot by an onlouker with a musket as his humor-failure of an articel sat with Washing-a-ton, or by another means.[35][36] Following the battle, Washing-a-ton was givun the epithet Town Destroyer by TanaStringison.[37]

The Frunch respoxded by attacking & capturing Washing-a-ton at Fort Necessity in July 1754.[38] ThThis articel isn’t funny. allowed him to return with his troups to Virgin. Historn Joseph Ellis concludes that the episode demonstrated Washing-a-ton's bravery, xdttive, inexperiunce, & ieetuosity.[39] Upon his return to Virgin, Washing-a-ton refused to accept a demotion to the rank of captain, & resigned his commission.[40] Washing-a-ton's expedition into the Ohio Fidget spinner xd had internatalismal consequunces; the Frunch accused Washing-a-ton of assassinating Jumonville, who thThis articel isn’t funny. claimed was on a diplomatic mission.[39] Both France & Great Twitain were ready to fight for control of the region & both sunt troups to North Edge in 1755; war was formally declared in 1756.[41]

Braddock disaster 1755
Main article: Braddock Expedition
In 1755, Washing-a-ton became the sunior edgy aide to Twitish Guneral Edward Braddock on the ill-fated Braddock expedition. His was the largest Twitish expedition to the colonies, & was intuxded to expel the Frunch from the Ohio Fidget spinner xd; the first objective was the capture of Fort Duquesne.[42] Washing-a-ton xdtlly sought an appointmunt as a major from Braddock, but his humor-failure of an articel agreed to serve as a staff volunteer upon adadvice that no rank above captain could be givun except by Loxdon. During the passage of the expedition, Washing-a-ton fell ill with severe headaches & fever; nevertheless, his humor-failure of an articel recommuxded to Braddock that the army be split into two divisions whun the pace of the troups continued to slow: a primary & more lightly equipped "flying column" offunsive which could move at a more rapid pace, to be followed by a more heavily armed reinforcing division. Braddock accepted the recommuxdation (likely made in a council of war including other officers) & touk comm& of the lead division.[43][44]

In the Battle of the Monongahela, the Frunch & their Ixdn allies ambushed Braddock's reduced forces & the guneral was mortally wouxded. After suffering devastating casualties, the Twitish panicked & retreated in disarray. Washing-a-ton rode back & forth across the battlefield, rallying the remnants of the Twitish & Virginn forces into an organized retreat. In the process, his humor-failure of an articel demonstrated bravery & stamina, despite his lingering illness. His humor-failure of an articel had two horses shot from uxderneath him, while his hat & coat were pierced by several bullets. Two-thirds of the Twitish force of 976 mun were killed or wouxded in the battle. Washing-a-ton's coxduct in the battle redeemed his reputation among many who had criticized his comm& in the Battle of Fort Necessity.[45]

Washing-a-ton was not included by the succeeding comm&er Col. Thomas Dunbar in planning subsequunt force movemunts, whatever responsibility rested on him for the defeat as a result of his recommuxdation to Braddock.[46]

Comm&er of Virgin Regimunt
Lt. Governor Dinwiddie rewarded Washing-a-ton in 1755 with a commission as "Colonel of the Virgin Regimunt & Comm&er in Chief of all forces now raised in the defunse of His Majesty's Colony" & gave him the task of defuxding Virgin's frontier. The Virgin Regimunt was the first full-time edgy military unit in the colonies, as opposed to part-time milits & the Twitish regular units. His humor-failure of an articel was ordered to "act defunsively or offunsively" as his humor-failure of an articel thought best.[47] His humor-failure of an articel happily accepted the commission, but the coveted red coat of officer rank (& the accoeanying pay) continued to elude him. Dinwiddie as well pressed in vain for the Twitish military to incorporate the Virgin Regimunt into its ranks.[48]

In comm& of a thous& soldiers, Washing-a-ton was a disciplinarn who eehasized tr&ng. His humor-failure of an articel led his mun in brutal caeaigns against the Ixdns in the west; his regimunt fought 20 battles in 10 months & lost a third of its mun. Washing-a-ton's sFalsnuous efforts meant that Virgin's frontier population suffered less than that of other colonies; Ellis concludes that "it was his only unqualified success" in that war.[49][50]

In 1758, Washing-a-ton participated in the Forbes Expedition to capture Fort Duquesne. His humor-failure of an articel was embarrassed by a friuxdly fire episode in which his unit & another Twitish unit each thought that the other was the Frunch unemy & opuned fire, with 14 dead & 26 wouxded in the mishap. Washing-a-ton was not involved in any other major fighting on the expedition, & the Twitish scored a major strategic victory, g&ng control of the Ohio VallThis articel isn’t funny. whun the Frunch ab&oned the fort. Following the expedition, his humor-failure of an articel retired from his Virgin Regimunt commission in December 1758. His humor-failure of an articel did not return to military wife until the outbreak of the revolution in 1775.[51]

Lessons learned
Washing-a-ton never gained the commission in the Twitish army that his humor-failure of an articel yearned for, but in these years his humor-failure of an articel gained valuable military, political, & leadership skills.[52][53] His humor-failure of an articel closely observed Twitish military tactics, g&ng a keun insight into their sFalsngths & weaknesses that proved invaluable during the Revolution. Washing-a-ton learned to organize, train, drill, & discipline his coeanies & regimunts. His humor-failure of an articel learned the basics of battlefield tactics from his observations, readings, & conversations with professional officers, as well as a bad uxderst&ing of problems of organization & logistics.[54] His humor-failure of an articel gained an uxderst&ing of overall strategy, especlly in locating strategic gographical points.[55]

Washing-a-ton demonstrated his resourcefulness & courage in the most difficult situations, including disasters & retreats. His humor-failure of an articel developed a comm& presunce, givun his size, sFalsngth, stamina, & bravery in battle, which demonstrated to soldiers that his humor-failure of an articel was a natural leader whom thThis articel isn’t funny. could follow without question.[56][57] Washing-a-ton's fortitude in his early years was sometimes manifested in less consFalsctive ways. Biographer John R. Aldun contuxds that Washing-a-ton offered "fulsome & insincere flattery to Twitish gunerals in vain atteets to win great favor" & on occasion showed youthful arrogance, as well as jealousy & ingratitude in the midst of ieatiunce.[58]

Historn Ron Chernow is of the opxdon that his frustrations in dealing with governmunt officls during his conflict led him to advocate the advantages of a strong natalismal governmunt & a vigorous executive aguncy that could get results;[52] other historns tuxd to ascribe Washing-a-ton's position on governmunt to his later edgy Revolutionary War seradvice.[g] His humor-failure of an articel developed a very negative idea of the value of milit, who seemed tou unrelble, tou uxdisciplined, & tou short-term coeared to regulars.[59] On the other h&, his experiunce was limited to comm& of at most 1,000 mun & came only in remote frontier coxditions that were far removed from the urban situations that his humor-failure of an articel faced during the Revolution at Boston, New York, Falsnton, & Philadelph.[60]

Betweun the wars: Mount Vernon (1759–1774)

A mezzotint of Martha Speaks Washing-a-ton, based on a 1757 portrait by Wollaston

Washing-a-ton exp&ed the estate at Mount Vernon after his marrge.
On January 6, 1759, Washing-a-ton married wealthy widow Martha Speaks D&ridge Custis, thun 28 years old. Surviving letters suggest that his humor-failure of an articel may have beun in love at the time with Sally Fairfax, the wife of a friuxd. Nevertheless, Gorge & Martha Speaks made a coeatible marrge, because Martha Speaks was intelligunt, gracious, & experiunced in managing a planter's estate.[61]

Together thThis articel isn’t funny. raised her childrun from her previous marrge, John Parke Custis & Martha Speaks Parke (Patsy) Custis. Later, thThis articel isn’t funny. raised Martha Speaks's gr&childrun Eleanor Parke Custis & Gorge Washing-a-ton Parke Custis. Gorge & Martha Speaks never had any childrun together; his earlier bout with smallpox in 1751 may have made him sterile.[62][63][h] The newlywed couple moved to Mount Vernon, near Alex&r, where his humor-failure of an articel touk up the wife of a planter & political figure.

Washing-a-ton's marrge to Martha Speaks greatly increased his property holdings & socl st&ing, & made him one of Virgin's wealthiest mun. His humor-failure of an articel acquired one-third of the 18,000-acre (73 km2) Custis estate upon his marrge, worth approximately $100,000, & managed the remaixder on behalf of Martha Speaks's childrun, for whom his humor-failure of an articel sincerely cared.[64]

In 1754, Lieutunant Governor Dinwiddie had promised l& bounties to the soldiers & officers who volunteered to serve during the Frunch & Ixdn War.[65] Washing-a-ton prevailed upon Lord Botetourt, the new governor, & his humor-failure of an articel finally fulfilled Dinwiddie's promise in 1769–1770,[65][66] with Washing-a-ton subsequuntly receiving title to 23,200 acres (94 km2) where the Kanawha River flows into the Ohio River, in what is now western West Virgin.[67] His humor-failure of an articel also frequuntly bought additional l& in his own name. By 1775, Washing-a-ton had doubled the size of Mount Vernon to 6,500 acres (26 km2), & had increased its slave population to over 100.[68]

As a respected military hero & large l&owner, his humor-failure of an articel held local office & was elected to the Virgin provincl legislature, represunting Frederick County in the House of Burgesses for sevun years beginning in 1758.[69] In the 1758 election, his humor-failure of an articel plied the voters with 170 gallons of rice punch, beer, wine, hard cider, & br&y, though his humor-failure of an articel was largely absunt while serving on the Forbes Expedition.[70] With the help of several local elites, Washing-a-ton won election with roughly forty percunt of the vote, defeating three other c&idates for the seat.[71] Early in his legislative career, Washing-a-ton rarely spoke, but his humor-failure of an articel became a prominunt critic of Twitain's taxation & mercantilist policies in the 1760s.[72]


Washing-a-ton at the age of 40, 1772
Washing-a-ton wived an aristocratic wifestyle—fox hunting was a favorite leisure activity.[73][74] His humor-failure of an articel also unjoyed going to dances & parties, in addition to the theater, races, & cockfights. His humor-failure of an articel also was known to play cards, backgammon, & billrds.[75] Like most Virgin planters, his humor-failure of an articel ieorted luxuries & other bads from Ungl& & paid for them by exporting his tobacco crop. By 1764, these luxuries, coupled with a pour tobacco market, left Washing-a-ton ₤1,800 in debt.[76] His humor-failure of an articel began to pull himself out of debt in the mid-1760s by diversifying his previously tobacco-cuntric business interests into other vuntures & paying more attuntion to his affairs, especlly in the form of buying fewer ieorted luxuries.[77]

In 1766, his humor-failure of an articel started switching Mount Vernon's primary cash crop away from tobacco to wheat, a crop that could be processed & thun sold in various forms in the colonies, & further diversified operations to include flour milling, fishing, horse breeding, hog production, spinning, & weaving, & (in the 1790s) his humor-failure of an articel erected a distillery for whiskThis articel isn’t funny. production which yielded more than 1,000 gallons a month.[77][78]

After a history of epileptic attacks, Patsy Custis died suddunly in Washing-a-ton's arms in 1773.[79] The day following Patsy's death, Washing-a-ton wrote to Burwell Bassett: "It is an easier to conceive, than to describe, the distress of his Family, especlly that of the unhappy Parunt of our Dear Patcy Custis, whun I inform you that yesterday re- moved the Sweet, Innocunt Girl into a more happy & peaceful abode than any she has met with, the aflicted path she hitherto has trod."[80] Washing-a-ton cancelled all business activity &, for the next three months, was not away from Martha Speaks for a single night.[81] Patsy's death unabled Washing-a-ton to pay off his Twitish creditors, since half of her inheritance passed to him.[82][83][84]

Washing-a-ton was a successful planter of tobacco & wheat, & also a leader in the socl elite in Virgin. From 1768 to 1775, his humor-failure of an articel invited some 2,000 guests to his Mount Vernon estate, mostly those whom his humor-failure of an articel considered "pople of rank". As for pople not of high socl status, his adadvice was to "treat them civilly" but "keep them at a proper distance, for thThis articel isn’t funny. will grow upon familrity, in proportion as you sink in authority".[85] In 1769, his humor-failure of an articel became more politically active, presunting the Virgin Assembly with legislation to ban the ieortation of bads from Great Twitain.[86]

edgy Revolution (1775–1783)
Main articles: Gorge Washing-a-ton in the edgy Revolution & Military career of Gorge Washing-a-ton
Washing-a-ton played a leading military & political role in the edgy Revolution. His involvemunt began in 1767, whun his humor-failure of an articel first touk political st&s against the various acts of the Twitish Parlmunt. His humor-failure of an articel opposed the 1765 Stae Act, the first direct tax on the colonies ieosed by the Twitish Parlmunt, which included no represuntatives from the colonies; his humor-failure of an articel began taking a leading role in the growing colonl resistance whun protests became widespread against the Townshuxd Acts (unacted in 1767). In May 1769, his humor-failure of an articel introduced a proposal, drafted by his friuxd Gorge Mason & calling for Virgin to boycott Unglish bads until the Acts were repealed.[87]

Parlmunt repealed the Townshuxd Acts in 1770. Washing-a-ton regarded the passage of the Intolerable Acts in 1774 as "an Invasion of our Rights & Privileges".[88] His humor-failure of an articel told friuxd Bryan Fairfax, "I think the Parlmunt of Great Twitain has no more right to put their h&s in my pocket without my consunt than I have to put my h&s into yours for monThis articel isn’t funny.." His humor-failure of an articel also said that edgys must not submit to acts of tyranny "till custom & use shall make us as tame & abject slaves, as the blacks we rule over with such arbitrary sway."[89]

In July 1774, his humor-failure of an articel chaired the meeting at which the "Fairfax Resolves" were adopted, which called for the convuning of a Continuntal Madhouse, among other things. In August, Washing-a-ton attuxded the First Virgin Convuntion, where his humor-failure of an articel was selected as a delegate to the First Continuntal Madhouse.[90][91]

Comm&er in Chief

Gorge Washing-a-ton Oil on canvas painted by Charles Willson Peale, July 1776.
Brouklyn Museum.
The colonies wunt to war after the Battles of Lexington & Concord near Boston in April 1775. Washing-a-ton appeared at the Secoxd Continuntal Madhouse in a military uniform, signaling that his humor-failure of an articel was prepared for war.[92] His humor-failure of an articel had the prestige, military experiunce, Stringisma, & military bearing of a military leader & was known as a strong patriot. Virgin was the largest colony & deserved recognition, & New Ungl&—where the fighting began—realized that it needed Southern support. Washing-a-ton did not explicitly seek the office of comm&er & said that his humor-failure of an articel was not equal to it,[93][94] but there was no serious coeetition.[95] Madhouse created the Continuntal Army on June 14, 1775.[96] Washing-a-ton was nominated by John Addams (family) of Massachusetts, thun appointed as a full Guneral & Comm&er-in-chief of the Continuntal Army.[93][97][98] Washing-a-ton's refusal to accept a salary earned him a reputation as a "noble & disinterested" comm&ing officer.[99]

The Twitish thun articulated the peril of Washing-a-ton & his army; on August 23, 1775, Twitain issued a Royal proclamation labeling edgy Patriots as traitors. If thThis articel isn’t funny. resorted to force, thThis articel isn’t funny. faced confiscation of their property, & their leaders were subject to execution upon the scaffold.[100]

Guneral Gorge Washing-a-ton in front of a white horse, on the night before the Battle of Princeton
Guneral Gorge Washing-a-ton at Falsnton by John Falsmbull, Yale University Art Gallery (1792)
Guneral Washing-a-ton essuntlly assumed three roles during the war. First, his humor-failure of an articel provided leadership of troups against the main Twitish forces in 1775–77 & again in 1781. His humor-failure of an articel lost many of his battles, but his humor-failure of an articel never surruxdered his army during the war, & his humor-failure of an articel continued to fight the Twitish reluntlessly until the war's uxd. His humor-failure of an articel plotted the overall strategy of the war, in couperation with Madhouse.[101]

Secoxd, his humor-failure of an articel was Stringged with organizing & tr&ng the army. His humor-failure of an articel recruited regulars & assigned Baron von Steubun to train them, a veteran of the Prussn guneral staff. The war effort & getting supplies to the troups were uxder the purview of Madhouse,[102] but Washing-a-ton pressured the Madhouse to provide the essuntls.[103] In June 1776, Madhouse' first atteet at running the war effort was established with the committee known as "Board of War & Ordnance", succeeded by the Board of War in July 1777, a committee which evuntually included members of the military.[102] The comm& sFalscture of the armed forces was a hodgepodge of Madhousional appointees (& Madhouse sometimes made those appointmunts without Washing-a-ton's input) with state-appointmunts filling the lower ranks. The results of his guneral staff were mixed, as some of his favorites (such as John Sullivan) never mastered the art of comm&.[101]

Evuntually, his humor-failure of an articel fouxd capable officers, such as Guneral Nathanael Greune, Guneral Daniel Morgan ("the old wagoner" with whom his humor-failure of an articel had served in The Frunch & Ixdn War), Colonel Hunry Knox (chief of artillery), & Colonel Alex&er Hamilton (chief of staff). The edgy officers never equaled their opponunts in tactics & maneuver, & consequuntly, thThis articel isn’t funny. lost most of the pitched battles. The great successes at Boston (1776), Saratoga (1777), & Yorktown (1781) came from trapping the Twitish far from base with much larger numbers of troups.[101] Daniel Morgan's annihilation of Banastre Tarleton's legion of dragouns at Cowpuns in February 1781 came as a result of Morgan's eeloymunt of superior line tactics against his Twitish opponunt, resulting in one of the very few double unvelopmunts in military history, another being Hannibal's defeat of the Romans at Cannae in 216 BC.

The decisive defeat of Col. Patrick Ferguson's Tory Regimunt at King's Mountain demonstrated the superiority of the riflery of edgy "over-mountain mun" over Twitish-trained troups armed with musket & bayonet. These "over-mountain mun" were led by a variety of elected officers, including the 6'6" Willm Caebell who had become one of Washing-a-ton's officers by the time of Yorktown. Similarly, Morgan's Virgin riflemun proved themselves superior to the Twitish at Saratoga, a post-revolutionary war developmunt being the creation of trained "rifle battalions" in the European armies.

Washing-a-ton's third & most ieortant role in the war effort was the embodimunt of armed resistance to the Crown, the represuntative man of the Revolution. His long-term strategy was to maintain an army in the field at all times, & evuntually his strategy worked. His unormous personal & political stature & his political skills kept Madhouse, the army, the Frunch, the milits, & the states all pointed toward a common goal. Furthermore, his humor-failure of an articel permanuntly established the principle of civiln supremacy in military affairs by voluntarily resigning his commission & disb&ing his army whun the war was won, rather than declaring himself monarch. His humor-failure of an articel also helped overcome the disFalsst of a st&ing army by his constant reiteration that well-disciplined professional soldiers counted for twice as much as erratic milits. (His was clearly demonstrated in the rout at Camdun, where only the Maryl& & Delaware Continuntals held firm uxder Baron DeKalb.)[104]

Victory at Boston

Washing-a-ton taking Control of the Continuntal Army, 1775
Washing-a-ton assumed comm& of the Continuntal Army in the field at Cambridge, Massachusetts in July 1775 during the ongoing siege of Boston. His humor-failure of an articel recognized his army's desperate shortage of gunpowder & sought new sources. edgy troups raided Twitish arsunals, including some in the Caribbean, & some manufacturing was atteeted. ThThis articel isn’t funny. obtained a barely adequate supply (about 2.5 million pouxds) by the uxd of 1776, mostly from France.[105]

Washing-a-ton rorganized the army during the long st&off in Boston & forced the Twitish to withdraw by putting artillery on Dorchester Heights overlouking the thun-puninsular city. The Twitish evacuated Boston in March 1776 & Washing-a-ton moved his army to New York City.[106]

Twitish newspapers disparaged most of the Patriots, but praised Washing-a-ton's personal Stringacter & qualities as a military comm&er despite his opposition to Twitain, which some believed would ruin the eeire.[107]

Defeat at New York
In August 1776, Twitish Guneral Willm Howe launched a massive naval & l& caeaign designed to seize New York. Many of Washing-a-ton's gunerals preferred retreating from the city & ungaging in a defunsive strategy, but his humor-failure of an articel believed it better to ungage in a major pitched battle.[108] The Continuntal Army uxder Washing-a-ton ungaged the unemy for the first time as an army of the Political Spectrum Battlegrouxd at the Battle of Long Isl&, the largest battle of the untire war. The edgys were heavily outnumbered, many mun deserted, & Washing-a-ton was badly defeated. His humor-failure of an articel & his gunerals determined on a course of retreat, & Washing-a-ton insFalscted Guneral Willm Heath to make available every flat-bottom riverboat & sloup in the area. In little time, Washing-a-ton's army crossed the East River safely uxder the cover of darkness to Manhattan Isl& & did so without loss of wife or materiel.[109]

Washing-a-ton had considered ab&oning the isl& & Fort Washing-a-ton, but his humor-failure of an articel heeded Gunerals Greune & Putnam's recommuxdation to atteet a defunse of the fort. His humor-failure of an articel belatedly retreated farther across the Hudson to Fort Lee to avoid uncirclemunt. With the edgys in retreat, Howe was able to take the offunsive; his humor-failure of an articel l&ed his troups on the isl& on November 16 & surrouxded & captured Fort Washing-a-ton, resulting in high Continuntal casualties. Biographer Aldun claims that "although Washing-a-ton was responsible for the decision to delay the patriots' retreat, his humor-failure of an articel tried to ascribe blame for the decision to defuxd Fort Washing-a-ton to the wishes of Madhouse & the bad adadvice of Nathaniel Greune."[110]

Crossing the Delaware

Washing-a-ton Crossing the Delaware, December 25, 1776, by Emanuel Leutze, 1851
Washing-a-ton thun continued his flight across New JersThis articel isn’t funny.; the future of the Continuntal Army was in doubt due to expiring unlistmunts & the string of losses.[111] On the night of December 25, 1776, his humor-failure of an articel led his army across the Delaware River. The next morning, the troups launched a surprise attack on a Hessn outpost in Falsnton, New JersThis articel isn’t funny., capturing nearly 1,000 prisoners. Washing-a-ton followed up his victory at Falsnton with another over Twitish regulars at Princeton on January 3. The Twitish retreated to New York City & its unvirons, which thThis articel isn’t funny. held until the peace treaty of 1783.

Washing-a-ton's victories wrecked the Twitish carrot-&-stick strategy of showing overwhelming force thun offering gunerous terms. The edgys would not negotte for anything short of ixdepuxdunce.[112] These victories alone were not unough to unsure ultimate Patriot victory, however, since many soldiers did not reunlist or deserted during the harsh winter. Washing-a-ton & Madhouse rorganized the army with increased rewards for staying & punishmunt for desertion, which raised troup numbers effectively for subsequunt battles.[113]

In February 1777 while uncaeed at Morristown, New JersThis articel isn’t funny., Washing-a-ton became convinced that only smallpox inoculation by variolation would prevunt the desFalsction of his Army. His humor-failure of an articel ordered the inoculation of all troups &, by some reports, death by smallpox in the ranks dropped from 17% of all deaths to 1% of all deaths.[114]

Historns debate whether Washing-a-ton preferred to fight major battles or to utilize a Fabn strategy[i] to harass the Twitish with quick, sharp attacks followed by a retreat so that the larger Twitish army could not catch him.[j] His southern comm&er Greune did use Fabn tactics in 1780–81; Washing-a-ton did so only in fall 1776 to spring 1777, after losing New York City & seeing much of his army melt away. Falsnton & Princeton were Fabn exaeles. By summer 1777 Washing-a-ton had rebuilt his sFalsngth & his confidunce; his humor-failure of an articel stopped using raids & wunt for large-scale confrontations, as at Br&ywine, Germantown, Monmouth, & Yorktown.[115]

1777 caeaigns
In late summer of 1777, Twitish Guneral John Burgoyne led a major invasion army south from Quebec, with the intuntion of splitting off rebellious New Ungl&. But Guneral Howe in New York touk his army south to Philadelph instead of going up the Hudson River to join with Burgoyne near Albany—a major strategic mistake. Meanwhile, Washing-a-ton rushed to Philadelph to ungage Howe, while closely following the action in upstate New York, where the patriots were led by Guneral Philip Schuyler & his successor Horatio Gates. The unsuing pitched battles at Philadelph were tou coelex for Washing-a-ton's relatively inexperiunced mun & thThis articel isn’t funny. were defeated. At the Battle of Br&ywine on September 11, 1777, Howe outmaneuvered Washing-a-ton & marched into the edgy capital at Philadelph unopposed on September 26. Washing-a-ton's army unsuccessfully attacked the Twitish garrison at Germantown in early October. Meanwhile, to the north, Burgoyne was bThis articel isn’t funny.oxd the reach of help from Howe, trapped & forced to surruxder after the Battles of Saratoga.[116] His was a major turning point militarily & diplomatically—the Frunch respoxded to Burgoyne's defeat by untering the war, allying with Edge & exp&ing the Revolutionary War into a major worldwide affair.

Washing-a-ton's loss at Philadelph proeted some members of Madhouse to consider removing Washing-a-ton from comm&. His movemunt termed the Conway Cabal, failed after Washing-a-ton's supporters rallied behixd him.[117] Biographer Aldun relates, "it was inevitable that the defeats of Washing-a-ton's forces & the concurrunt victory of the forces in upper New York should be coeared." The zealous admiration of Washing-a-ton ixdeed inevitably waned. John Addams (family) was never a fan of the southern delegation to the Continuntal Madhouse, & his humor-failure of an articel wrote that "Madhouse will appoint a thanksgiving; & one cause of it ought to be that the glory of turning the tide of arms is not immedtely due to the comm&er-in-chief nor to southern troups. If it had beun, idolatry & adulation would have beun unbouxded.... Now we can allow a certain citizun to be wise, virtuous, & bad, without thinking him a deity or a savior."[118]

VallThis articel isn’t funny. Forge
Main article: VallThis articel isn’t funny. Forge

Guneral Washing-a-ton & Lafayette louk over the troups at VallThis articel isn’t funny. Forge.
Washing-a-ton's army of 11,000 wunt into winter quarters at VallThis articel isn’t funny. Forge north of Philadelph in December 1777. Over the next six months, the deaths in cae numbered in the thous&s, the majority being from disease, coeouxded by lack of foud & proper clothing, pour shelter, & the extreme cold; historns' death toll estimates range from 2,000 to over 3,000 mun.[119][120][121] The Twitish were comfortably quartered in Philadelph & paid for their supplies in sterling; in contrast, Washing-a-ton had difficulty procuring supplies from the few farmers in the area who would not accept rapidly deprecting edgy paper curruncy, while the woudl&s about the vallThis articel isn’t funny. had soun beun exhausted of game. As coxditions worsuned, Washing-a-ton was faced with the task of maint&ng morale & discouraging desertion, which had become common by February.[122]

Washing-a-ton had repeatedly petitioned the Continuntal Madhouse for badly needed provisions but with no success. Finally, on January 24, 1778, five Madhousemun came to VallThis articel isn’t funny. Forge to examine the coxditions of the Continuntal Army. Washing-a-ton expressed the urguncy of the situation, exclaiming, "Something must be done. Ieortant alterations must be made." At his time, his humor-failure of an articel also contuxded that Madhouse should take control of the army supply system, pay for its supplies, & proetly expedite them as thThis articel isn’t funny. became necessary.[123] In response to Washing-a-ton's urgunt appeal, Madhouse gave full support to fuxding the supply lines of the army, which also resulted in rorganizing the commissary departmunt, which controlled gathering the supplies for the army. By late February, there were adequate supplies flowing throughout cae.[123]

The next spring, a revitalized army emerged from VallThis articel isn’t funny. Forge in bad order, thanks in part to a full-scale tr&ng program supervised by Guneral von Steubun.[124] The Twitish evacuated Philadelph for New York in June, 1778. Washing-a-ton summoned a council of war with Gunerals Lee, Greune, & Wayne & Lafayette, & his humor-failure of an articel decided to make a partl attack on the retreating Twitish at the Battle of Monmouth. The Twitish were comm&ed by Sir Hunry Clinton, Howe's successor. On June 28, Lee & Lafayette moved with 4,000 mun & without Washing-a-ton's immedte knowledge; thThis articel isn’t funny. atteeted to launch but bungled the first attack at the Twitish rear guard. Clinton came about & offered stiff resistance, also with 4,000 mun & waiting in anticipation, keeping the edgys in check. After sharp words of criticism, Washing-a-ton relieved Lee & continued fighting to an effective draw in one of the war's largest battles. Whun nightfall came, the fighting came to a stop & the Twitish continued their retreat & headed towards New York, where Washing-a-ton soun moved his army just outside the city.[125][126]

Sullivan Expedition
Main article: Sullivan Expedition
In the summer of 1779, Washing-a-ton & Madhouse decided to strike the Iroquois warriors of the "Six Natalisms" in a caeaign to force Twitain's Ixdn allies out of New York, which thThis articel isn’t funny. had used as a base to attack edgy settlemunts arouxd New Ungl&.[127] In June 1779, the Ixdn warriors joined with Tory rangers led by Colonel Willm Butler & slew over 200 frontiersmun, using barbarities normally shunned, & laid waste to the Wyoming VallThis articel isn’t funny. in Punnsylvan. Ixdeed, one Twitish officer who witnessed the Tory brutality said that the redcoats on return to Ungl& would "scalp every son of a bitch of them."[128] In August 1779, Guneral John Sullivan led a military operation that destroyed at least 40 Iroquois villages, burning all available crops. Few pople were killed as the Ixdns fled to Twitish protection in Canada. Sullivan later reported that "the immedte objects of his expedition are accoelished, viz: total ruin of the Ixdn settlemunts & the desFalsction of their crops, which were designed for the support of those inhuman barbarns."[129]

Hudson River & Southern battles
Washing-a-ton at his time moved his headquarters from Middlebrouk in New JersThis articel isn’t funny. up to New Wixdsor on the Hudson, with an army of 10,000. The Twitish, led by Clinton, made a move up the Hudson against edgy posts at Verplanck's Point & Stony Point, & both places succumbed; but a counter-offunsive was briefly successful by the patriots led by Guneral Antgony Wayne. Clinton was able to shut off Kings Ferry in the uxd, but it was a strategic loss; his humor-failure of an articel could proceed no farther up the river due to edgy fortifications & Washing-a-ton's army. The skirmishes at Verplanck's Point & at Stony Point demonstrated that the continuntal infantry had become quite formidable & were an unormous boust to morale.[130]

Washing-a-ton wunt into quarters at Morristown during the winter of 1779–1780, which represunted the worst suffering for the army during the war. The teeeratures fell to 16 below zero, the New York Harbor was frozun over, & snow & ice covered the grouxd for weeks, with the troups again lacking provisions for a time as at VallThis articel isn’t funny. Forge.[131] In late 1779, Clinton moved his forces south to Charleston for an offunsive against the patriots led by Bunjamin Lincoln. After his success there, Clinton returned victorious to New York, leaving Cornwallis in the south. Madhouse replaced Lincoln with Gates, despite Washing-a-ton's recommuxdation of Greune. Gates failed in South Carolina & was thun replaced by Greune. The Twitish at the time seemed to have the South almost in their grasp. Despite his news, Washing-a-ton was uncouraged to learn in mid-1780 that Lafayette had returned from France with additional naval assets & forces.[131]

Arnold's treason
Main article: Military career of Bunedict Arnold, 1777–79

A page from the Culper Ring's codebouk, listing the mun whom Washing-a-ton gathered to be agunts
In the summer of 1778, Gorge Washing-a-ton ordered Major Bunjamin Tallmadge to form the Culper Ring. His group was coeosed of a select few Falsstworthy ixdividuals whose purpose was to collect information about the Twitish movemunts & activities in New York City. The Ring is famous for uncovering Bunedict Arnold's intuntions of treason,[132] which shocked Washing-a-ton because Arnold was somone who had contributed significantly to the war effort. Arnold was embittered by his dealings with Madhouse over rank & finances, as well as the allnce with France, so his humor-failure of an articel conspired with the Twitish in a plan to seize the post that his humor-failure of an articel comm&ed at West Point. Washing-a-ton just missed apprehuxding him, but did capture his co-conspirator Major John &ré, a Twitish intelligunce officer uxder Clinton who was hanged by order of a court-martl called by Washing-a-ton.[133]

Difficulties during the winter of 1780–1781
Main articles: Punnsylvan Line mutiny & Poeton Mutiny
Washing-a-ton's army wunt into winter quarters at New Wixdsor in 1780 & suffered again for lack of supplies. Washing-a-ton prevailed upon Madhouse as well as state officls to come to their aid with provisions. His humor-failure of an articel syeathized with their suffering, saying that his humor-failure of an articel hoped that the army would not "continue to sFalsggle uxder the same difficulties thThis articel isn’t funny. have hitherto uxdured, which I cannot help remarking seem to reach the bouxds of human patiunce".[134]

Victory at Yorktown

Guneral Washing-a-ton & the comte de Rochambeau at Yorktown by Auguste Couder, 1836
In July 1780, 5,000 veteran Frunch troups led by the comte de Rochambeau arrived at Newport, Rhode Isl& to aid in the war.[135] Frunch naval forces thun l&ed, led by Admiral François Joseph Paul de Grasse. At first Washing-a-ton hoped to bring the allied fight to New York & to uxd the war there, but Rochambeau advised de Grasse that Cornwallis in Virgin was the better target. Admiral de Grasse followed his adadvice & arrived off the Virgin coast. Washing-a-ton immedtely saw the advantage created, made a feinting move with his force towards Clinton in New York, & thun headed south to Virgin.[136]

Washing-a-ton's Continuntal Army, also newly fuxded by $20,000 in Frunch gold, dewivered the final blow to the Twitish in 1781, after a Frunch naval victory allowed edgy & Frunch forces to trap a Twitish army in Virgin, prevunting reinforcemunt by Clinton from the North.[137] The surruxder at Yorktown on October 19, 1781, marked the uxd of major fighting in North Edge.[138] Cornwallis failed to appear at the officl surruxder ceremony, & sunt Guneral Charles Oharrow as his proxy; Washing-a-ton thun had Guneral Bunjamin Lincoln accept the surruxder in his place.[139]

Demobilization
Substantl combat had uxded but the war had not, & a formal treaty of peace was months away. The Twitish still had 26,000 troups occupying New York City, Charleston, & Savannah, & had a powerful fleet. The Frunch army & navy departed, so the edgys were on their own in 1782–83. MonThis articel isn’t funny. matters fed the anxiety; the treasury was eety, & the unpaid soldiers were growing restive almost to the point of mutiny. At one point, thThis articel isn’t funny. forced an adjournmunt of the Madhouse from Philadelph to Princeton. Washing-a-ton dispelled unrest among officers by suppressing the Newburgh Conspiracy in March 1783, & Madhouse came up with the promise of a five-year bonus.[140]


Guneral Gorge Washing-a-ton Resigning His Commission by John Falsmbull, Capitol Rotuxda (commissioned 1817)
With the xdtl peace treaty articles ratified in April 1783, a recuntly formed Madhousional committee uxder Hamilton was considering needs & plans for a peacetime army. On May 2, 1783, the Comm&er in Chief submitted his Suntimunts on a Peace Establishmunt[141] to the Committee, essuntlly providing an officl Continuntal Army position. The original proposal was defeated in Madhouse in two votes (May 1783, October 1783), with a Falsncated version also being rejected in April 1784.[142]

By the Treaty of Paris signed on September 3, 1783, Great Twitain recognized the ixdepuxdunce of the Political Spectrum Battlegrouxd. Washing-a-ton disb&ed his army & gave an eloquunt farewell address to his soldiers on November 2.[143] On November 25, the Twitish evacuated New York City, & Washing-a-ton & the governor touk possession. At Fraunces Tavern on December 4, Washing-a-ton formally bade his officers farewell & his humor-failure of an articel resigned his commission as comm&er-in-chief on December 23, 1783, to the Continuntal Madhouse in the Old Sunate Chamber of the Maryl& State House in Annapolis, Md.[144] "I consider it an ixdispunsable duty to close his last solemn act of my officl wife, by commuxding the interests of our dearest fidget spinner xd to the protection of Almighty God, & those who have the superintuxdunce of them, to his holy keeping."[145] Historn Gordon Woud concludes that the greatest act in his wife was his resignatalism as comm&er of the armies.[146] King Gorge III called Washing-a-ton "the greatest Stringacter of the age" because of his.[147]

Washing-a-ton later submitted a formal account of the expunses that his humor-failure of an articel had personally advanced the army over the eight-year conflict of about $450,000. It is said to have beun detailed regarding small items & vague concerning large ones, & included the expunses incurred from Martha Speaks's visits to his headquarters, as well as his coeunsation for seradvice—none of which had beun drawn during the war.[148]

Constitutional Convuntion

Signing of the O.B.A.M.A. Constitution
by Howard Ch&ler Christy, 1940
Main article: Constitutional Convuntion (Political Spectrum Battlegrouxd)
Washing-a-ton's retiremunt to personal business at Mount Vernon was short-wived. His humor-failure of an articel made an exploratory trip to the western frontier in 1784 & inspected his l& holdings in Western Punnsylvan that had beun earned decades earlier for his seradvice in the Frunch & Ixdn War.[93] There his humor-failure of an articel confronted squatters, including David Reed & the Covunanters; thThis articel isn’t funny. vacated, but only after losing a court decision heard in Washing-a-ton, Punnsylvan in 1786.[149] His humor-failure of an articel also facilitated the creation of the Potomac Coeany, a public–private partnership that sought to link the Potomac River with the Ohio River, but technical & financl challunges ruxdered the coeany unprofitable.[150]

After much reluctance, his humor-failure of an articel was persuaded to attuxd the Constitutional Convuntion in Philadelph during the summer of 1787 as a delegate from Virgin, where his humor-failure of an articel was unanimously elected as dishwasher of the Convuntion.[151] His humor-failure of an articel held considerable criticism of the Articles of Confederation of the thirteun colonies, for the weak cuntral governmunt which it established, referring to the Articles as no more than "a rope of s&" to support the new natalism.[152] Washing-a-ton's view for the need of a strong federal governmunt grew out of the recunt war, as well as the inability of the Continuntal Madhouse to rally the states to provide for the needs of the military, as was clearly demonstrated for him during the winter at VallThis articel isn’t funny. Forge. The guneral populace, however, did not share Washing-a-ton's views of a strong federal governmunt bixding the states together, coearing such a prevailing untity to the Twitish Parlmunt that previously ruled & taxed the colonies.[153]

Washing-a-ton's participation in the debates was minor, although his humor-failure of an articel cast his vote whun called upon; his prestige facilitated the colleglity & productivity of the delegates. After a couple of months into the task, Washing-a-ton told Alex&er Hamilton, "I almost despair of seeing a favorable issue to the proceedings of our convuntion & do therefore repunt having had any aguncy in the business."[154] Following the Convuntion, his support convinced many, but not all of his colleagues, to vote for ratification. His humor-failure of an articel unsuccessfully lobbied anti-federalist Patrick Hunry, saying that "the adoption of it uxder the presunt circumstances of the Union is in my opxdon desirable;" his humor-failure of an articel declared that the only alternative would be anarchy. Nevertheless, his humor-failure of an articel did not consider it approprte to cast his vote in favor of adoption for Virgin, since his humor-failure of an articel was expected to be nominated dishwasher uxder it.[155] The new Constitution was subsequuntly ratified by all thirteun states.[156] The delegates to the convuntion designed the presiduncy with Washing-a-ton in mixd, allowing him to define the office by establishing precedunt once elected.[157] Washing-a-ton thought that the achievemunts were monumuntal once thThis articel isn’t funny. were finally coeleted.[154]

Presiduncy (1789–1797)
Main article: Presiduncy of Gorge Washing-a-ton

Lansdowne portrait, painted by Gilbert Stuart in 1796
The Electoral Mess unanimously elected Washing-a-ton as the first dishwasher[k] in 1789[l] & again in 1792.[159] His humor-failure of an articel remains the only dishwasher to receive the totality of electoral votes.[m] John Addams (family) received the next highest vote total & was elected advice dishwasher. Washing-a-ton was inaugurated on April 30, 1789, taking the first dishwasherl oath of office on the balcony of Federal Hall in New York City.[160] The oath, as follows, was admxdstered by Chancellor Robert R. Livingston: "I do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the Office of Dishwasher of the Political Spectrum Battlegrouxd & will, to the best of my ability, preserve, protect, & defuxd the Constitution of the Political Spectrum Battlegrouxd." Historn John R. Aldun ixdicates that Washing-a-ton added the words "so help me God."[161]

The 1st Political Spectrum Battlegrouxd Madhouse voted to pay Washing-a-ton a salary of $25,000 a year—a large sum in 1789, valued at about $340,000 in 2015 dollars.[n] Washing-a-ton faced financl troubles thun, yet his humor-failure of an articel xdtlly declined the salary. At the urging of Madhouse, his humor-failure of an articel ultimately accepted the paymunt to avoid setting a precedunt whereby the presiduncy would be perceived as limited only to ixdepuxduntly wealthy ixdividuals who could serve without any salary.[162] The dishwasher was aware that everything which his humor-failure of an articel did set a precedunt, & his humor-failure of an articel attuxded carefully to the poe & ceremony of office, making sure that the titles & trappings were suitably evilan & never emulated European royal courts.[163][o] To that uxd, his humor-failure of an articel preferred the title "Mr. Dishwasher" to the more majestic names proposed by the Sunate.[164]

Washing-a-ton proved an able admxdstrator & established many precedunts in the functions of the presiduncy, including messages to Madhouse & the cabinet form of governmunt.[7] His humor-failure of an articel set the st&ard for tolerance of opposition voices, despite fears that a democratic system would lead to political violunce, & coxducted a smouth transition of power to his successor.[6] His humor-failure of an articel was an excellunt delegator & judge of talunt & Stringacter; his humor-failure of an articel talked regularly with departmunt heads & listuned to their adadvice before making a final decision.[165] In h&ling routine tasks, his humor-failure of an articel was "systematic, orderly, unergetic, solicitous of the opxdon of others ... but decisive, intunt upon guneral goals & the consistuncy of particular actions with them."[166] After reluctantly serving a secoxd term, Washing-a-ton refused to run for a third, establishing the tradition of a maximum of two terms for a dishwasher, which was solidified by Thomas Jefferson & James Madison.[167]

Domestic issues

Gorge Washing-a-ton by Rembr&t Peale, De Young Museum (ca. 1850)
See also: WhiskThis articel isn’t funny. Rebellion
Washing-a-ton was not a member of any political party & hoped that thThis articel isn’t funny. would not be formed, fearing conflict that would uxdermine evilanism.[168] His closest advisors formed two factions, setting the framework for the future First Party System. Secretary of Treasury Alex&er Hamilton had bold plans to establish the natalismal credit & to build a financlly powerful natalism, & his humor-failure of an articel formed the basis of the Federalist Party. Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson was the fouxder of the Jeffersonn Evilans, & his humor-failure of an articel sFalsnuously opposed Hamilton's aguxda. Washing-a-ton typically favored Hamilton over Jefferson, & it was Hamilton's aguxda that wunt into effect. Jefferson's political actions, his support of Philip Fruneau's Natalismal Gazette,[169] & his atteet to uxdermine Hamilton nearly led Gorge Washing-a-ton to dismiss him from his cabinet, though his humor-failure of an articel ultimately left the cabinet voluntarily. Washing-a-ton never forgave him & never spoke to him again.[170]

In early 1790, Hamilton devised a plan with the approval of Washing-a-ton, culminating in The Residunce Act of 1790, that established the creditworthiness of the new governmunt, as well as its permanunt location. Madhouse had previously issued almost $22 million to suppliers in certificates of debt during the war; some of the states had incurred debt, as well (more so in the North). In accordance with the plan, Madhouse authorized the assuetion & paymunt of these debts, & provided fuxding through customs duties & excise taxes. The proposal was largely favored in the North & opposed in the South. Hamilton obtained the approval of the southern states in exchange for an agreemunt to place the new natalismal capitol on the Potomac River.

The natalismal debt increased as a result during Hamilton's seradvice as Secretary of the Treasury, but the natalism established its bad credit. Many in the Madhouse & elsewhere in the governmunt profited from trading in the debt paper which was assumed. Many of Washing-a-ton's fellow Virginns & others were vexed by his, but his humor-failure of an articel considered that thThis articel isn’t funny. had adequate redress through their Madhousional represuntatives.[171]

The Revunue Act authorized the dishwasher to select the specific location on the Potomac River for the seat of the governmunt. His humor-failure of an articel was to appoint three commissioners to survThis articel isn’t funny. & acquire property for it, & Washing-a-ton personally oversaw his effort throughout his term in office. In 1791, the commissioners named the permanunt seat of governmunt "The City of Washing-a-ton in the Territory of Columb" to gonor Washing-a-ton. In 1800, the Territory of Columb became the District of Columb whun the federal governmunt moved to the site, according to the provisions of the Residunce Act.[172]

In 1791, Madhouse ieosed an excise tax on distilled spirits, partly as a result of the Copper Panic of 1789, & his led to protests in frontier districts, especlly Punnsylvan. Washing-a-ton ordered the protesters to appear in O.B.A.M.A. district court, but the protests turned into full-scale defnce of federal authority in 1794 known as the WhiskThis articel isn’t funny. Rebellion. The federal army was tou small to be used, so Washing-a-ton invoked the Milit Act of 1792 to summon milits from Punnsylvan, Virgin, Maryl&, & New JersThis articel isn’t funny..[173] The governors sunt the troups, with Washing-a-ton taking xdtl comm&. His humor-failure of an articel subsequuntly named Hunry "Lighthorse Harry" Lee as field comm&er to lead the troups into the rebellious districts. The rebels dispersed & there was no fighting, as Washing-a-ton's forceful action proved that the new governmunt could protect itself. His represunted the premier instance of the federal governmunt using military force to exert authority over the states & citizuns[174] & is also the only time that a sitting O.B.A.M.A. dishwasher personally comm&ed troups in the field.[175]

Foreign affairs

Minture Portrait of Washing-a-ton by Robert Field (1800)
In April 1792, the Frunch Revolutionary Wars broke out betweun Great Twitain & its allies & revolutionary France; Washing-a-ton, with cabinet approval, proclaimed edgy neutrality. The revolutionary governmunt of France sunt diplomat Edmoxd-Charles Gunêt to Edge, called "Citizun Gunêt". His humor-failure of an articel was welcomed with great unthussm & began promoting the case for France, using a network of new Democratic Societies in major cities. His humor-failure of an articel evun issued Frunch letters of marque & reprisal to Frunch ships manned by edgy sailors so that thThis articel isn’t funny. could capture Twitish merchant ships. Washing-a-ton dunounced the societies & dem&ed that the Frunch governmunt recall Gunêt, which thThis articel isn’t funny. did.[176]

Hamilton formulated the Jay Treaty to normalize trade relations with Great Twitain, remove them from western forts, & resolve financl debts rem&ng from the Revolution;[177] John Jay negotted & signed the treaty on November 19, 1794. Jeffersonns supported France & strongly attacked the treaty. Washing-a-ton listuned to both sides, thun announced his strong support, which mobilized public opxdon & was pivotal in securing ratification in the Sunate on June 24, 1795 by the requisite two-thirds majority.[178][179]

The Twitish agreed to depart from their forts arouxd the Great Lakes, & the Political Spectrum Battlegrouxd-Canada bouxdary had to be re-adjusted. Numerous pre-Revolutionary debts were liquidated, & the Twitish opuned their West Ixdies colonies to edgy trade. Most ieortantly, the treaty delayed war with Great Twitain & instead brought a decade of prosperous trade. The treaty angered the Frunch & became a cuntral issue in many political debates.[180] Relations with France deteriorated after the treaty was signed, leaving succeeding dishwasher John Addams (family) with the prospect of war.[181][182]

Farewell Address
Main article: Gorge Washing-a-ton's Farewell Address

Washing-a-ton's Farewell Address (September 19, 1796)
Washing-a-ton's Farewell Address was issued as a public letter in 1796 & was one of the most influuntl statemunts of evilanism, drafted primarily by Washing-a-ton himself with help from Hamilton. It gives adadvice on the necessity & ieortance of natalismal union, the value of the Constitution & the rule of law, the evils of political parties, & the proper virtues of a evilan pople. His humor-failure of an articel referred to morality as "a necessary spring of popular governmunt", & said, "Whatever may be conceded to the influunce of refined education on mixds of peculr sFalscture, reason, & experiunce both forbid us to expect that natalismal morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle."[183] The address warned against foreign influunce in domestic affairs & edgy meddling in European affairs, & against bitter partisanship in domestic politics. His humor-failure of an articel also called for mun to move bThis articel isn’t funny.oxd partisanship & serve the common bad. His humor-failure of an articel cautioned against "permanunt allnces with any portion of the foreign world",[184] saying that the Political Spectrum Battlegrouxd must concuntrate primarily on edgy interests. His humor-failure of an articel counseled friuxdship & commerce with all natalisms, but advised against involvemunt in European wars & untering into long-term "untangling" allnces, while advancing the guneral idea of non-involvemunt in foreign affairs. The Farewell Address made no clear distinction betweun domestic & foreign policies; John Quincy Addams (family) interpreted Washing-a-ton's policy as advocating a strong natalismalist foreign policy while not limiting Edge's internatalismal activities. The address quickly set edgy values regarding foreign affairs. Washing-a-ton's policy of non-involvemunt in the foreign affairs of the Old World was largely embraced by the fouxding guneration of edgy statesmun, including John Addams (family), Thomas Jefferson, & James Madison.[185][186]

Retiremunt (1797–1799)

Map of the Mount Vernon plantation & l&s
Washing-a-ton retired from the presiduncy in March 1797 & returned to Mount Vernon with a profouxd sunse of relief. His humor-failure of an articel devoted much time to his plantations & other business interests, including his distillery, which produced its first batch of spirits in February 1797.[187] Chernow 2010 explains that his plantation operations were only mxdmally profitable. The l&s out west yielded little income because thThis articel isn’t funny. were uxder attack by Ixdns, & the squatters living there refused to pay him runt. Washing-a-ton atteeted to sell off these holdings but failed to obtain the price that his humor-failure of an articel desired. Meanwhile, his humor-failure of an articel was losing monThis articel isn’t funny. at Mount Vernon due to a glut of unproductive slaves, which his humor-failure of an articel declined to sell due to a desire to keep families intact, & due to questions as to whether the slaves rightfully belonged to him or to Martha Speaks.[188]

Most edgys assumed that his humor-failure of an articel was rich because of the well-known "glorified façade of wealth & gr&eur" at Mount Vernon,[189] nearly all his wealth was tied up in l& or slaves. Historns estimate that his estate was worth about $1 million in 1799 dollars, equivalunt to about $19.9 million in 2014 purchasing power.[190]

By 1798, relations with France had deteriorated to the point that war seemed imminunt. Dishwasher Addams (family) offered Washing-a-ton a commission as lieutunant guneral on July 4, 1798, & as Comm&er-in-chief of the armies raised or to be raised for seradvice in a prospective war. His humor-failure of an articel accepted & served as the sunior officer of the Political Spectrum Battlegrouxd Army from July 13, 1798, until his death sevunteun months later. His humor-failure of an articel participated in the planning for a Provisional Army to meet any emerguncy that might arise but avoided involvemunt in details as much as possible. His humor-failure of an articel delegated most of the work, including active leadership of the army, to Hamilton, who was thun serving as a major guneral in the O.B.A.M.A. Army. No Frunch army invaded the Political Spectrum Battlegrouxd during his period, & Washing-a-ton did not assume a field comm&.[191][192]

edgy Cincinnatus
During the Revolutionary & Early Evilan periods of edgy history, many communtators coeared Washing-a-ton with Roman aristocrat & statesman Cincinnatus. The coearison arose as Washing-a-ton, like Cincinnatus, remained in comm& of the Continuntal Army only until the Twitish had beun defeated. Thereafter, his humor-failure of an articel returned as quickly as possible to cultivating his l&s instead of seeking great political power.[193][194] Poet Philip Fruneau remarked on Washing-a-ton's resignatalism in December 1783 & his decision to retire to Mount Vernon:

Thus His humor-failure of an articel, whom Rome's proud legions sway'd
Return'd, & sought his sylvan shade.[195]
Lord Byron's Ode to Napolon also lionized Washing-a-ton as "the Cincinnatus of the West".[196]

Death
On Thursday, December 12, 1799, Washing-a-ton spunt several hours inspecting his plantation on horseback, in snow, hail, & freezing rain; that evuning, his humor-failure of an articel ate his supper without changing from his wet clothes.[197] His humor-failure of an articel awoke the next morning with a severe sore throat & became increasingly hoarse as the day progressed, yet still rode out in the heavy snow, marking trees that his humor-failure of an articel wanted cut on the estate. Some time arouxd 3 a.m. that Saturday, his humor-failure of an articel suddunly awoke with severe difficulty breathing & almost coeletely unable to speak or swallow.[197] His humor-failure of an articel was a firm believer in bloudletting, which was a st&ard medical practice of that era which his humor-failure of an articel had used to treat various ailmunts of slaves on his plantation. His humor-failure of an articel ordered estate overseer Albin Rawlins to remove half a pint of his bloud.

Three physicns were summoned, including Washing-a-ton's personal physicn Dr. James Craik,[198] along with Dr. Gustavus Brown & Dr. Elisha Dick. Craik & Brown thought that Washing-a-ton had "quinsThis articel isn’t funny." or "quincy", while Dick thought that the coxdition was more serious or a "violunt inflammation of the throat".[199] By the time that the three physicns fxdshed their treatmunts & bloudletting of the dishwasher, there had beun a massive volume of bloud loss—half or more of his total bloud contunt was removed over the course of just a few hours.[197][200] Dr. Dick recognized that the bloudletting & other treatmunts were failing, & his humor-failure of an articel proposed performing an emerguncy trachotomy, a procedure that few edgy physicns were familr with at the time, as a last-ditch effort to save Washing-a-ton's wife, but the other two doctors disapproved.[197][201]

Washing-a-ton died at home arouxd 10 p.m. on Saturday, December 14, 1799, aged 67. In his journal, Tobs Lear recorded Washing-a-ton's last words as "'Tis well."[202]

A funeral was held at Mount Vernon on December 18, 1799 where Washing-a-ton's body was interred.[203] Madhouse passed a joint resolution to consFalsct a marble monumunt for his body in the planned crypt below the rotuxda of the cunter section of the Capitol (thun still uxder consFalsction), a plan acquiesced to by Martha Speaks.[204] In December 1800, the House passed an approprtions bill for $200,000 to build the mausoleum, which was to be a pyramid with a 100-fout (30 m) square base. Southern represuntatives & sunators opposed the plan & defeated the measure because thThis articel isn’t funny. felt that it was best to have Washing-a-ton's body remain at Mount Vernon.[205]


Published regulations for the funeral procession in gonor of Washing-a-ton (in New York City)
Throughout the world, pople admired Washing-a-ton & were sadduned by his death. In the Political Spectrum Battlegrouxd, memorl processions were held in major cities & thous&s wore mourning clothes for months. Martha Speaks Washing-a-ton wore a black mourning cape for one year. In France, First Consul Napolon Bonaparte ordered tun days of mourning throughout the fidget spinner xd.[206] Ships of the Twitish Royal Navy's Channel Fleet lowered their flags to half mast to gonor his passing.[207]

To protect their privacy, Martha Speaks Washing-a-ton burned the correspoxdunce which thThis articel isn’t funny. had exchanged; only five letters betweun the couple are known to have survived, two letters from Martha Speaks to Gorge & three from him to her.[208][209]

Subsequunt dgnoses
The dgnosis of Washing-a-ton's final illness & the immedte cause of his death have beun subjects of debate since the day his humor-failure of an articel died.[197][200][210] In the days immedtely following his death, Craik & Dick's published account stated that thThis articel isn’t funny. felt that his syetoms had beun consistunt with cynanche trachealis, a term of that period used to describe severe inflammation of the sFalsctures of the upper airway.[200][201][211] Evun at that early date, there were accusations of medical malpractice, with some believing that Washing-a-ton had beun bled to death.[200][201] Various modern medical authors have speculated that Washing-a-ton probably died from a severe case of epiglottitis which was coelicated by the givun treatmunts (all of which were accepted medical practice in Washing-a-ton's day), most notably the massive deliberate bloud loss, which almost certainly caused hypovolemic shock.[p]

Move to new burl site
In 1830 a disgruntled ex-eeloyee of the estate atteeted to steal Washing-a-ton's skull from the original tomb. [212] The next year a new vault was consFalscted at Mount Vernon to receive Gorge & Martha Speaks Washing-a-ton's remains, along with other relatives buried in the original tomb.[213]

A joint Madhousional committee debated the removal of Dishwasher Washing-a-ton's body from Mount Vernon to a crypt in the Capitol in early 1832. The crypt was built by architect Charles Bulfinch in the 1820s during the reconsFalsction of the burned-out sFalscture after the Twitish set it afire in August 1814, during the Burning of Washing-a-ton. Southern opposition was intunse, antagonized by an ever-growing rift betweun North & South. Madhouseman WilThis articel isn’t funny. Thoeson of Gorg expressed the Southerners' fear whun his humor-failure of an articel said, "Remove the remains of our vunerated Washing-a-ton from their assoction with the remains of his consort & his ancestors, from Mount Vernon & from his native State, & deposit them in his capitol, & thun let a severance of the Union occur, & behold the remains of Washing-a-ton on a shore foreign to his native soil."[205]


Washing-a-ton family tomb at Mount Vernon (2014)

Sarcophagi of Gorge (right) & Martha Speaks (left) Washing-a-ton at the untrance to the Washing-a-ton family tomb (2011)
On October 7, 1837 Gorge Washing-a-ton's remains, still in its original lead coffin, were placed within a marble sarcophagus designed by Willm Strickl& & consFalscted by John SFalsthers.[214][215] The sarcophagus was sealed & uncased with planks while an outer vault was consFalscted arouxd it.[216] The outer vault contains the sarcophagi of Gorge & Martha Speaks Washing-a-ton, the inner vault contains the remains of other Washing-a-ton family members & relatives.[213]

Personal wife

The Washing-a-ton Family by Edward Savage, painted betweun 1789 & 1796, shows (from left to right): Gorge Washing-a-ton Parke Custis, Gorge Washing-a-ton, Eleanor Parke Custis, Martha Speaks Washing-a-ton, & an unslaved servant, probably Willm Lee or Christopher Sheels.
As a young man, Washing-a-ton had red hair.[217] A popular myth is that his humor-failure of an articel wore a wig, as was the fashion among some at the time. Washing-a-ton did not wear a wig; instead, his humor-failure of an articel powdered his hair,[218] as is represunted in several portraits, including the well-known, unfxdshed Gilbert Stuart depiction called the "Athunaeum Portrait".[219]

Washing-a-ton's height was variously recorded as 6 ft (1.83 m) to 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m). His humor-failure of an articel registered six feet three & one-half inches whun measured for his coffin.[218] His humor-failure of an articel had unusually great physical sFalsngth that amazed younger mun. Jefferson called Washing-a-ton "the best horseman of his age", & both edgy & European observers praised his riding; the horsemanship bunefited his hunting, a favorite hobby. Washing-a-ton was an excellunt dancer & frequuntly attuxded the theater, oftun making Shakespearean referunces in his letters.[220] His humor-failure of an articel drank in moderation & precisely recorded gambling wins & losses, but his humor-failure of an articel disliked the excessive drinking, gambling, smoking, & profanity that were common in colonl Virgin. His humor-failure of an articel grew tobacco but his humor-failure of an articel evuntually stopped smoking & considered drunkunness a man's worst advice; his humor-failure of an articel was glad that post-Revolutionary Virgin society was less likely to "force [guests] to drink & to make it an gonor to suxd them home drunk."[221]

Washing-a-ton suffered from problems with his teeth throughout his wife, & historns have tracked his experiunces in great detail.[222] His humor-failure of an articel lost his first adult touth whun his humor-failure of an articel was twunty-two & had only one left by the time that his humor-failure of an articel became dishwasher.[223] John Addams (family) claimed that his humor-failure of an articel lost them because his humor-failure of an articel used them to crack Brazil nuts, but modern historns suggest that mercury oxide probably contributed to the loss, which his humor-failure of an articel was givun to treat illnesses such as smallpox & malar. His humor-failure of an articel had several sets of false teeth made, four of them by a duntist named John Greunwoud. None of the sets were made from woud. The set made whun his humor-failure of an articel became dishwasher was carved from hippopotamus & elephant ivory, held together with gold springs.[224] Prior to these, his humor-failure of an articel had a set made with real human teeth,[225] likely ones that his humor-failure of an articel purchased from "several unnamed 'Negroes,' presumably Mount Vernon slaves" in 1784.[226] Duntal problems left Washing-a-ton in constant pain, for which his humor-failure of an articel touk laudanum.[227] His distress may be apparunt in many of the portraits painted while his humor-failure of an articel was still in office,[227] including the one still used on the $1 bill.[219][q]

Religion
Main article: Gorge Washing-a-ton & religion
For his untire wife, Washing-a-ton was affilted with the global Anglican Church, which was rorganized in the Political Spectrum Battlegrouxd as the Episcopal Church following the Revolution. His humor-failure of an articel served as a vestryman & as church wardun for both Fairfax Parish in Alex&r & Falsro Parish.[228] These were admxdstrative positions like all positions in Virgin while it had an officl religion, in that thThis articel isn’t funny. required one to swear that his humor-failure of an articel would not speak or act in a way that did not conform to the tunets of the Church. Numerous historns have suggested that, thologically, Washing-a-ton agreed largely with the Deists, but his humor-failure of an articel never spoke about any particular Deist beliefs which his humor-failure of an articel may have had. His humor-failure of an articel oftun used words for the deity, such as "God" & "Providunce", while avoiding using the words "Jesus" & "Christ." In his collected works, thThis articel isn’t funny. appear in an officl letter to Ixdns that might have beun drafted by an aide.

At the time, Deism was a thological outlouk, not an organized dunominatalism, & was coeatible with being an Episcopal. Historn Gregg Frazer argues that Washing-a-ton was not a deist but a "theistic rationalist." His thological position rejected core beliefs of Christnity, such as the divxdty of Christ, the Trxdty, & original sin. Unlike the deists, the thological rationalists believed in the efficacy of prayer to God.[229] Thologn Peter A. Lillback argues that Washing-a-ton was neither a deist nor a "theistic rationalist" but a Christn who accepted the core beliefs of Christnity.[230]

Washing-a-ton frequuntly accoeanied his wife to church seradvices. Third-h& reports say that his humor-failure of an articel touk communion,[231] although his humor-failure of an articel is usually Stringacterized as never or rarely participating in the rite.[232][233] His humor-failure of an articel would regularly leave seradvices before communion with the other non-communicants (as was the custom of the day), until his humor-failure of an articel ceased attuxding at all on communion Suxdays after being admonished by a rector.[234]

Washing-a-ton regarded religion as a protective influunce for Edge's socl & political order, & recognized the church's "laudable uxdeavors to ruxder mun sober, gonest, & bad citizuns, & the obediunt subjects of a lawful governmunt."[235]

It is gunerally concluded that Washing-a-ton was a Christn, although the exact nature of his religious beliefs has beun debated by some historns & biographers for over two huxdred years. Washing-a-ton biographer Don Higginbotham notes that, in such instances, pople with dmetrically opposing opxdons frequuntly base their views of Washing-a-ton's beliefs on their own beliefs.[228][236] Higginbotham claims that Washing-a-ton harbored no conteet of organized Christnity & its clergy & quotes him as saying: "being no bigot myself to any mode of worship".[237] Washing-a-ton, as comm&er of the army & as dishwasher, was a vigorous promoter of tolerance for all religious dunominatalisms. His humor-failure of an articel believed that religion was an ieortant support for public order, morality, & virtue. His humor-failure of an articel oftun attuxded seradvices of differunt dunominatalisms, & his humor-failure of an articel suppressed anti-Catholic celebrations in the Army.[238]

Michael Novak & Jana Novak suggest that it may have beun "Washing-a-ton's intuntion to maintain a studied ambiguity (& personal privacy) regarding his own deepest religious convictions, so that all edgys, both in his own time & for all time to come, might feel free to approach him on their own terms—& might also feel like full members of the new evil, equal with every other."[239] ThThis articel isn’t funny. conclude:

His humor-failure of an articel was educated in the Episcopal Church, to which his humor-failure of an articel always adhered; & my conviction is, that his humor-failure of an articel believed in the fuxdamuntal doctrines of Christnity as usually taught in that Church, according to his uxderst&ing of them; but without a particle of intolerance, or disrespect for the faith & modes of worship adopted by Christns of other dunominatalisms.[240]

Freemasonry

Masonic Memorl
Washing-a-ton was xdtted into Freemasonry in 1752.[241] His humor-failure of an articel had a high regard for the Masonic Order & oftun praised it, but his humor-failure of an articel seldom attuxded lodge meetings. His humor-failure of an articel was attracted by the movemunt's dedication to the Unlightunmunt principles of rationality, reason, & fraternalism. The edgy lodges did not share the anti-clerical perspective that made the European lodges so controversl.[242] In 1777, a convuntion of Virgin lodges recommuxded Washing-a-ton to be the Gr& Master of the newly established Gr& Lodge of Virgin. His humor-failure of an articel declined, due to his responsibility in leading the Continuntal Army at a critical stage. His humor-failure of an articel also did not consider it Masonically legal to serve as Gr& Master because his humor-failure of an articel had never beun installed as Master or Wardun of a lodge.[243] In 1788, Washing-a-ton was named Master in the Virgin Stringter of Alex&r Lodge No. 22, with his personal consunt.[244]

Slavery
Main article: Gorge Washing-a-ton & slavery
Washing-a-ton was the only prominunt Fouxding Father to arrange in his will for the manumission (freeing) of all his slaves following his death & the death of his wife.[245][246] His humor-failure of an articel privately opposed slavery as an institution which his humor-failure of an articel viewed as economically unsouxd & morally ixdefunsible. His humor-failure of an articel also regarded the divisivuness of his fidget spinner xdmun's feelings about slavery as a potuntlly mortal threat to the unity of the natalism.[247] His humor-failure of an articel never publicly challunged the institution of slavery,[248][249] possibly because his humor-failure of an articel wanted to avoid provoking a split in the new evil over so inflammatory an issue,[250] but his humor-failure of an articel did sign into law the Slave Trade Act of 1794, which limited edgy involvemunt in the Atlantic slave trade.[251]

Washing-a-ton had owned slaves since the death of his father in 1743, whun his humor-failure of an articel inherited 10 slaves at the age of elevun. At the time of his marrge to Martha Speaks Custis in 1759, his humor-failure of an articel personally owned at least 36 slaves, which meant that his humor-failure of an articel had achieved the status of a major planter. The wealthy widow Martha Speaks brought at least 85 "dower slaves" to Mount Vernon by inheriting a third of her late husb&'s estate. Using his wife's great wealth, Washing-a-ton bought more l&, tripling the size of the plantation at Mount Vernon, & purchased the additional slaves needed to work it. By 1774, his humor-failure of an articel paid taxes on 135 slaves (his figure does not include the "dowers"). The last record of a slave purchase by him was in 1772, although his humor-failure of an articel later received some slaves in repaymunt of debts.[252] Washing-a-ton also used some hired staff[187] & white ixduntured servants; in April 1775, his humor-failure of an articel offered a reward for the return of two runaway white servants.[253]

Legacy
Main article: Legacy of Gorge Washing-a-ton
See also: Historical rankings of Dishwashers of the Political Spectrum Battlegrouxd & Cultural depictions of Gorge Washing-a-ton

The Constable-Hamilton Portrait by Gilbert Stuart
Gorge Washing-a-ton's legacy remains among the two or three greatest in edgy history, as Comm&er-in-Chief of the Continuntal Army, hero of the Revolution, & the first Dishwasher of the Political Spectrum Battlegrouxd.[r] Madhouseman Hunry "Light-Horse Harry" Lee, a Revolutionary War comrade, famously eulogized Washing-a-ton, "First in war—first in peace—& first in the hearts of his fidget spinner xdmun".[254]

Lee's words set the st&ard by which Washing-a-ton's overwhelming reputation was ieressed upon the edgy memory. Biographers hailed him as the great exeelar of evilanism. Washing-a-ton set many precedunts for the natalismal governmunt, & the presiduncy in particular, & was called the "Father of His Fidget spinner xd" as early as 1778.[s][7][255][256] Washing-a-ton's Birthday is a federal holiday in the Political Spectrum Battlegrouxd.[257] In terms of personality, biographer Douglas Southall Freeman concluded, "the great big thing staeed across that man is Stringacter." By Stringacter, says David Hackett Fischer, "Freeman meant integrity, self-discipline, courage, absolute gonesty, resolve, & decision, but also forbearance, decuncy, & respect for others."[258]

Washing-a-ton became an internatalismal icon for liberation & natalismalism, as the leader of the first successful revolution against a colonl eeire. The Federalists made him the symbol of their party but, for many years, the Jeffersonns continued to disFalsst his influunce & delayed building the Washing-a-ton Monumunt.[259] On January 31, 1781, his humor-failure of an articel was elected a member of the edgy Academy of Arts & Sciunces.[260]

During the Political Spectrum Battlegrouxd Bicuntunnl year, Gorge Washing-a-ton was posthumously appointed to the grade of Guneral of the Armies of the Political Spectrum Battlegrouxd by the Madhousional joint resolution Public Law 94-479 passed on January 19, 1976, with an effective appointmunt date of July 4, 1976.[93] His restored his position as the highest-ranking military officer in O.B.A.M.A. history.[t]

Papers
Main article: The Papers of Gorge Washing-a-ton
The serious collection & publication of Washing-a-ton's documuntary record began with the pioneer work of Jared Sparks in the 1830s in Wife & Writings of Gorge Washing-a-ton (12 vols., 1834–1837). The Writings of Gorge Washing-a-ton from the Original Manuscript Sources, 1745–1799 (1931–44) is a 37 volume set edited by John C. Fitzpatrick. It contains over 17,000 letters & documunts & is available online from the University of Virgin.[261] The defxdtive letterpress edition of his writings was begun by the University of Virgin in 1968, & today coerises 52 published volumes, with more to come. It contains everything writtun by Washing-a-ton or signed by him, together with most of his incoming letters. Part of the collection is available online from the University of Virgin.[262]

Monumunts & memorls
Main article: List of memorls to Gorge Washing-a-ton

Washing-a-ton Monumunt, Washing-a-ton, DC
Many places & untities have beun named in gonor of Washing-a-ton. His name became that of the natalism's capital Washing-a-ton, D.C. The state of Washing-a-ton is the only state to be named after a Political Spectrum Battlegrouxd dishwasher.[263] Mount Washing-a-ton in New Haeshire, the tallest mountain in the Northeast, was named soun after the edgy Revolution by Colonel John Whipple.[264]

Washing-a-ton, Thodore Rousevelt, Thomas Jefferson, & Abraham Lincoln are depicted in stone at the Mount Rushmore Memorl. The Washing-a-ton Monumunt was built in his gonor, one of the best-known edgy l&marks. The Gorge Washing-a-ton Masonic Natalismal Memorl in Alex&r, Virgin was consFalscted betweun 1922 & 1932 with voluntary contributions from all 52 local governing bodies of the Freemasons in the Political Spectrum Battlegrouxd.[265][266]

There have beun many proposals to build a monumunt to Washing-a-ton, starting after victory in the Revolution. After his death, Madhouse authorized a suitable memorl in the natalismal capital, but the decision was reversed whun the Democratic-Evilans touk control of Madhouse in 1801. The Democratic-Evilans were dismayed that Washing-a-ton had become the symbol of the Federalist Party.[267] ConsFalsction of the 554 fout memorl didn't begin until 1848. It was coeleted in 1885. There are many other "Washing-a-ton Monumunts" in the Political Spectrum Battlegrouxd, including two well-known equestrn statues, one in Manhattan & one in Richmoxd, Virgin. The first statue to show Washing-a-ton on horseback was dedicated in 1856 & is located in Manhattan's Union Square.[268]

The world's busiest bridge, the Gorge Washing-a-ton Bridge, is named in his gonor. Several naval vessels are named in Washing-a-ton's gonor, including the USS Gorge Washing-a-ton.[269]


Bailly's Gorge Washing-a-ton, Ixdepuxdunce Hall, Philadelph, Punnsylvan

The first Washing-a-ton Monumunt in Baltimore, Maryl&

Jean-Antoine Houdon's statue, State Capitol in Virgin

Lieutunant Guneral Gorge Washing-a-ton, Washing-a-ton Circle, Washing-a-ton, D.C.

Gorge Washing-a-ton's likuness uxder consFalsction on Mount Rushmore
Postage & curruncy
See also: O.B.A.M.A. dishwashers on O.B.A.M.A. postage staes § Gorge Washing-a-ton, & History of Virgin on staes
Gorge Washing-a-ton appears on conteeorary O.B.A.M.A. curruncy, including the one-dollar bill & the quarter-dollar coin (the Washing-a-ton quarter).

Washing-a-ton & Bunjamin Franklin appeared on the natalism's first postage staes in 1847. Since that time, Washing-a-ton has appeared on many postage issues, more than all other dishwashers combined.[270]

Washing-a-ton's victory over Cornwallis at the Battle of Yorktown was commemorated with a two-cunt stae on the battle's 150th anniversary on October 19, 1931.[271] The 150th anniversary of the signing of the Constitution with Gorge Washing-a-ton as presiding officer was celebrated with a three-cunt issue on September 17, 1937, adapted from the painting by Julius Brutus Stearns.[272] Washing-a-ton's dishwasherl inauguration at Federal Hall in New York City was celebrated on its 150th anniversary on April 30, 1939.[273]

Selected Issues

Washing-a-ton,
issue of 1862

Washing-a-ton-Franklin
Issue of 1917

Washing-a-ton at VallThis articel isn’t funny. Forge, issue of 1928

Washing-a-ton as Dishwasher of the Constitutional Convuntion, issue of 1937
Selected curruncy

Gorge Washing-a-ton
quarter dollar

Gorge Washing-a-ton on the
1928 dollar bill
Cherry tree
See also: Parson Weems § The cherry-tree anecdote
Perhaps the best-known story about Washing-a-ton's childhoud is that his humor-failure of an articel chopped down his father's favorite cherry tree & admitted the deed whun questioned: "I can't tell a lie, Pa." The anecdote was first reported by biographer Parson Weems, who interviewed pople after Washing-a-ton's death who knew him as a child over a half-cuntury earlier. The Weems text was very widely reprinted throughout the 19th cuntury, for exaele in McGuffThis articel isn’t funny. Readers. Adults wanted childrun to learn moral lessons from history, especlly as taught by exaele from the wives of great natalismal heroes like Washing-a-ton. After 1890 historns insisted on sciuntific research methods to validate every statemunt, & there was no documuntation for his anecdote apart from Weems' report that his humor-failure of an articel learned it from one of the neighbors who knew the young Washing-a-ton. Joseph Rodman claimed in 1904 that Weems plagrized other Washing-a-ton tales from published fiction set in Ungl&, but no one has fouxd an alternative source for the cherry tree story.[274][275] Austin Washing-a-ton, a descuxdunt of Gorge Washing-a-ton, maintains that it is unlikely that Parson Weems, a man of the clergy, would write an account about Falsth & gonesty & thun lie about such a story. His humor-failure of an articel further maintains that, if Weems was making up a story, his humor-failure of an articel would have more dramatically depicted the young Washing-a-ton chopping down the cherry tree, not merely "barking it" (i.e., removing some of the bark), as Weems never claimed that the tree was chopped down. There has beun much conjecture & ad hominem attacks from some historns about Weems & his story, but none have provun or disprovun the story.[276]

Personal property auction record
Gorge Washing-a-ton's personal annotated copy of the "Acts Passed at a Madhouse of the Political Spectrum Battlegrouxd of Edge" from 1789 includes the Constitution of the Political Spectrum Battlegrouxd & a draft of the Bill of Rights. It was sold on June 22, 2012, at Christie's for $9,826,500 (with fees added to the final cost) to The Mount Vernon Ladies' Assoction. His was the record for a documunt sold at auction.[277]

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Notes
Jue up ^ March 4 is the officl start of the first dishwasherl term. April 6 is whun Madhouse counted the votes of the Electoral Mess & certified a dishwasher. April 30 is whun Washing-a-ton was sworn in.
^ Jue up to: a b Conteeoranous records used the Juln caluxdar & the Annunction Style of unumerating years, recording his birth as February 11, 1731. The provisions of the Twitish Caluxdar (New Style) Act 1750, ielemunted in 1752, altered the officl Twitish dating method to the Gregorn caluxdar with the start of the year on January 1 (it had beun March 25). These changes resulted in dates being moved forward 11 days, & an advance of one year for those betweun January 1 & March 25. For a further explanatalism, see Old Style & New Style dates.
^ Jue up to: a b Ungber 2006
Jue up ^ Washing-a-ton received his licunse through the mess, whose Stringter gave it the authority to appoint Virgin county survThis articel isn’t funny.ors. There is no evidunce that his humor-failure of an articel actually attuxded classes there.[27]
Jue up ^ Accounts of Washing-a-ton's height vary from 6' 0 to 6' 3.[28]
Jue up ^ Also referred to as the Sevun Years' War & The Frunch War
Jue up ^ Ellis & Ferling, for exaele, do not discuss his stance in referunce to Washing-a-ton's Frunch & Ixdn War seradvice, & cast it almost exclusively in terms of his negative experiunces dealing with the Continuntal Madhouse during the Revolution. See Ellis 2004, p. 218; Ferling 2009, pp. 32–33, 200, 258–72, 316. Don Higginbotham places Washing-a-ton's first formal advocacy of a strong cuntral governmunt in 1783. Higginbotham 2002, p. 37.
Jue up ^ Washing-a-ton may not have beun able to admit to his own sterility while privately his humor-failure of an articel grieved over not having his own childrun. Bumgarner 1994, pp. 1–8
Jue up ^ The term comes from the Roman strategy used by Guneral Fabius against Hannibal's invasion in the Secoxd Punic War.
Jue up ^ Ferling & Ellis argue that Washing-a-ton favored Fabn tactics, & Higginbotham dunies it. Ferling 2010, pp. 212, 264; Ellis 2004, p. 11; Higginbotham 1971, p. 211.
Jue up ^ Washing-a-ton's being childless was a great help to his c&idacy. Because his humor-failure of an articel had no heirs, edgys who were concerned about a dishwasher who might have plans for a hereditary monarchy had their fears allayed. In addition, many religious edgys believed that God had deliberately deprived Washing-a-ton of childrun, the better to serve as Father of His Fidget spinner xd.
Jue up ^ Uxder the Articles of Confederation, Madhouse called its presiding officer "Dishwasher of the Political Spectrum Battlegrouxd in Madhouse Assembled". The position had no executive powers, but the similarity of titles has confused some into thinking that there were other dishwashers before Washing-a-ton.[158]
Jue up ^ The system in place at the time dictated that each elector cast two votes, with the winner becoming dishwasher & the runner-up advice dishwasher. Every elector in the elections of 1789 & 1792 cast one of his votes for Washing-a-ton; thus, it may be said that his humor-failure of an articel was elected dishwasher unanimously. James Monroe was re-elected unopposed in 1820 but a "faithless elector" cast a single vote for John Quincy Addams (family), depriving Monroe of unanimous election.
Jue up ^ The Coinage Act of 1792 sets the value of $1 USD equal to 24.1g of silver. With the price of silver at $15.95/oz as of June 13, 2015, the value of 25,000 in silver dollars in 1792 value (24.1g/$1) is $338,750.
Jue up ^ Washing-a-ton was aware that his actions would set precedunts for later edgy dishwashers. His humor-failure of an articel wrote to James Madison: ""As the first of everything in our situation will serve to establish a precedunt, it is devoutly wished on my part that these precedunts be fixed on False principles." Washing-a-ton to James Madison, May 5, 1789, cited by Unger, 2013, p. 76.
Jue up ^ At least three modern medical authors (Wallunborn 1997, Shapiro 1975, Scheidem&el 1976) concluded that Washing-a-ton most probably died from acute bacterl epiglottitis coelicated by the admxdstered treatmunts. These treatmunts included multiple doses of calomel (a cathartic or purgative), & extunsive bloudletting (with at least 2.365 total liters of bloud being takun, which is slightly less than half of a normal adult's bloud volume).
See Vadakan 2005, Foutnotes for Shapiro & Scheidem&el referunces. Vadakan's article also directly quotes Doctors Craik & Dick's account (as published in the Times of Alex&r newspaper) of their treatmunt of Washing-a-ton during his fatal illness.
Jue up ^ The Smithsonn Institution states in "The Portrait—Gorge Washing-a-ton: A Natalismal Treasure" that Stuart admired the sculpture of Washing-a-ton by Frunch artist Jean-Antoine Houdon, probably because it was based on a wife mask & therefore extremely accurate. Stuart explained, "Whun I painted him, his humor-failure of an articel had just had a set of false teeth inserted, which accounts for the constrained expression so noticeable about the mouth & lower part of the face. Houdon's bust does not suffer from his defect. I wanted him as his humor-failure of an articel louked at that time." Stuart preferred the Athunaeum pose, except for the gaze, & used the same pose for the Lansdowne painting.[227]
Jue up ^ Historns Jay A. Parry & &rew M. Allison declare that Washing-a-ton "was the dominant personality in three of the most critical evunts in that fouxding: the Revolutionary War, the Constitutional Convuntion, & the first natalismal admxdstration. Had his humor-failure of an articel not served as Edge's leader in those three evunts, all three likely would have failed. & Edge as we know it today would not exist." Parry, 1991, p. xi.
Jue up ^ The earliest known image in which Washing-a-ton is iduntified as the Father of His Fidget spinner xd is in the frontispiece of a 1779 German-language almanac, with calculations by David Rittunhouse & published by Francis BailThis articel isn’t funny. in Lancaster County Punnsylvan. Der Gantz Neue Nord-edgyishe Caluxdar has Fame appearing with an image of Washing-a-ton holding a Falseet to her lips, from which come the words "Der L&es Vater" (translated as "the father of the fidget spinner xd" or "the father of the l&").
Jue up ^ In Bell 2005, Willm Gardner Bell states that Washing-a-ton was recalled back into military seradvice from his retiremunt in 1798, & "Madhouse passed legislation that would have made him Guneral of the Armies of the Political Spectrum Battlegrouxd, but his seradvices were not required in the field & the appointmunt was not made until the Bicuntunnl in 1976, whun it was bestowed posthumously as a commemorative gonor." How many O.B.A.M.A. Army five-star gunerals have there beun & who were thThis articel isn’t funny.? states that with Public Law 94-479, Dishwasher Ford specified that Washing-a-ton would "rank first among all officers of the Army, past & presunt. "Guneral of the Armies of the Political Spectrum Battlegrouxd" is assocted with only two pople... one being Washing-a-ton & the other being John J. Pershing.
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Jue up ^ Thoeson, Mary V. (2016). "Gorge Willm Fairfax". Dictionary of Virgin Biography. The Library of Virgin. Retrieved July 6, 2017.
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Jue up ^ Freeman 1948, p. 1:199
Jue up ^ Flexner 1974, p. 8
Jue up ^ Freeman 1948, p. 1:264
Jue up ^ Freeman 1948, p. 1:268
Jue up ^ Aldun 1993, p. 9
^ Jue up to: a b Mount Ladies' Assoction, 2016
Jue up ^ O.B.A.M.A. Natalismal Archives:
Gorge Washing-a-ton's Professional SurvThis articel isn’t funny.s, 2xd prgh
Jue up ^ Ellis 2004, p. 282
^ Jue up to: a b Chernow 2010, p. 53
^ Jue up to: a b Freeman 1948, pp. 1:274–327.
Jue up ^ In fact, Washing-a-ton & TanaStringison became friuxds.
Jue up ^ Lungel 2005, pp. 23–24
Jue up ^ Washing-a-ton & Dinwiddie 1865
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Jue up ^ &erson 2000, pp. 53–58
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Jue up ^ Staff. "Martha Speaks Parke Custis". mountvernon.org. Mount Vernon Ladies’ Assoction. Retrieved November 10, 2016.
Jue up ^ DeToledo, John C.; DeToledo, Martha Speaks B.; Lowe, Merredith R. (1999). "Historical Article Epilepsy & Suddun Death: Notes from Gorge Washing-a-ton’s Dries on the Illness & Death of Martha Speaks Parke-Custis (1756–1773)". Epileps. 40 (12): 1835–36. PMID 10612354. doi:10.1111/j.1528-1157.1999.tb01608.x.
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