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Letters and Addresses (Paperback): George Washington
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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: NOTES ON THE TEXT 7 On a Youthful Attachment. The identity of the " Lowland Beauty " is uncertain, as Washington seems to have been an impressionable youth. It is probable that 'the reference is to Lucy Grymes, later wife of Henry Lee, mother of " Legion Harry," and grandmother of Robert E. Lee. " His Lordship" was Lord Thomas Fairfax, for whom Washington made his first surveying expedition. 8 Journey to the Ohio. This journey was undertaken under the orders of Governor Dinwiddie, to warn the French to cease their aggressions on the Ohio. Gist was a famous Indian trader and fighter. 9 Application for a Commission. Washington was appointed second in command in the expedition against Fort Duquesne, and took control on the disability of Colonel Fry. 10 Governor Dinwiddie. Governor of Virginia 1752-58. 12 Fight at Great Meadow. This engagement was the first bloodshed in the French and Indian War. Early in July Washington was surrounded by a much superior force and compelled to surrender and withdraw to Virginia. 14, Proposal to become a Candidate. Washington was not elected to the Virginia House of Burgesses until 1758. 15 Braddock's Defeat. Washington did not mention that it was his coolness and the bravery of the despised Colonial Militia that saved the ill-fated expedition from utter destruction. 17 Distress on the Frontier. From 1755 to 1758 Washington was in command of the frontier posts in Virginia. His experience was of enormous advantage to himin his later career. John Robinson was Speaker of the House of Burgesses and Treasurer of the Colony. 31 To His Betrothed. Washington met Martha Dan- dridge, widow of Daniel Parke Custis, in the spring of 1758, and proposed and was accepted at their second meeting. The marriage took place January 6, 1759- It is...

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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: George Washington
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 7mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 136
ISBN-13: 978-0-217-49931-6
Barcode: 9780217499316
Categories: Books
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LSN: 0-217-49931-7

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