George Washington: A Biographical Companion (Google eBook)

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ABC-CLIO, 2002 - Biography & Autobiography - 437 pages
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George Washington dominated his era like few other Americans. Yet the complexity of the historic events he was involved in and the sheer magnitude of his correspondence--the most voluminous in colonial America--can be overwhelming for researchers.

The goal of this volume is to make the larger-than-life figure of George Washington accessible to modern researchers. In its 200 entries readers will discover a detailed and surprising portrait. Washington was not a cold, aloof, and unknowable man, but was extremely convivial by nature; a general who commanded the Continental army without pay but was a better administrator than military strategist; a man of deeds whose appearance was, according to one contemporary, "truly noble and majestic;" a man known to his contemporaries for his complete honesty.

  

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Contents

Adams John 17351826
1
Alexander Robert d 1793
2
Alexandria Academy
3
Ancestry
4
The Two James Andersons
6
André John 17511780
8
Appointment as Commander in Chief
11
Arnold Benedict 17411801
13
McHenry James 17531816
208
Mackay James d 1785
209
Mansion House Farm
211
Mercer George 17331784
213
Mercer Hugh c17251777
215
Mercer James 17361793
216
Mercer John 17041768
217
Mifflin Thomas 17441800
218

Asgill Affair
18
Balloons
21
Barbados
22
Bassett Burwell Sr 17341793
24
Belvoir
26
Biddle Clement 17401814
27
Birthday
28
Boston Siegeof
31
Boucher Jonathan 17381804
32
Bouquet Henry 17191765
33
Brandywine Battle of
36
Bullskin Lands Mountain Quarter
38
Bushnell David 17421824
39
CarlyleJohn 17201780
43
Charles Carlos III King of Spain
45
Chotank
47
Clinton George 17391812
48
Clinton Henry d 1795
50
Coat of Arms
51
Commander in Chiefs Guard
53
Constitutional Convention
54
Conway Thomas 17351800
56
Cornwallis Charles Second Earl Cornwallis 17381805
57
Craik James 17301814
59
Crawford Brothers
61
Cresap Thomas 16941790
62
Croghan Georged 1782
63
Custis Eleanor Parke Nelly
64
Custis John Parke Jacky 17541781
67
Custis Martha Parke Patsy 17561773
70
Dagworthy Controversy
73
Declaration of Independence
77
Delaware Crossing
79
Descriptions of Washington
80
Diaries
85
Dismal Swamp Company
86
Distillery
87
Dogue Run Farm
88
Dunmore John Murray Fourth Earl of 17321809
89
Education
93
Fairfax George William 17241787
97
Fairfax Independent Company
98
Fairfax of Cameron Bryan Fairfax Eighth Baron 17361802
99
Fairfax of Cameron Thomas Fairfax Sixth Baron 16931781
102
False Teeth
103
Farewell Address
105
Federal City
107
Ferry Farm
109
First in War First in Peace and First in the Hearts of His Countrymen
110
Fisheries
111
Fitzgerald John d 1799
112
Forbes Campaign
113
Fort Cumberland
114
Fort Necessity Campaign
115
Fort Pitt
119
Fraunces Samuel Black Sam
120
Freemasonry
121
French and Indian War
124
Gage Thomas c17191787
125
Gates Horatio c17281806
126
Germantown Battle of
129
Gibbs Caleb c17501818
130
Gist Christopher c17061759
132
Grayson William c17361790
134
Great Kanawha Tracts
135
Great Meadows
137
Greenway Court
141
The HalfKing c17001754
143
Hancock John 17371793
146
Harlem Heights Battle of
147
Harrison Benjamin Sr c17261791
148
Hertburn Chevalier William de
150
Howe William 17291814
151
Humphreys David 17521818
154
The Indian Prophecy
157
Jackasses
159
Jay John 17451829
160
Jefferson Thomas 17431826
162
Jumonville
166
Kips Bay New York
167
Knight of Malta
168
La Force Michel Pépin
173
Last Will and Testament
177
Laurens Henry 17241792
180
Lear Tobias 17621816
181
Ledgers and Accounts
182
Lee Henry LightHorse Harry 17561818
186
Lee William Billy
187
LEnfant PierreCharles 17541825
188
Lewis Andrew 17201781
189
Lewis Betty Washington 17331797
191
Lewis Eleanor Parke Custis Nelly 17791852
192
Lewis Fielding Sr 17251782
195
Lewis Howell 17711822
196
Lewis Lawrence 17671839
198
Lewis Robert Bob 17691829
199
Liberty Hall Academy
201
Livingston William 17231790
203
Long Island Battle of
204
McDougall Alexander 17321786
207
Millers Run Chartiers Creek Tract
219
Mississippi Adventure
221
Monmouth Courthouse Battleof
222
Morris Gouverneur 17521816
224
Morris Robert 17341806
226
Mount Vernon
227
Muddy Hole Farm
230
National University
233
New England Tour
235
New York Lands
236
Nicola Lewis 17171807
238
Ohio Country
239
Papers
241
Peale Charles Willson 17411827
244
Pickering Timothy 17451829
247
Pohick Church Truro Parish
248
Popes Creek
250
Portraits
251
Powel Samuel 17391793 and Elizabeth Willing 17421830
252
Presidency
253
Princeton Battle of
259
Proclamations of 1754 and 1763
261
QuasiWar
263
Ramsay David 17491815
265
Rawlins Albin b 1775
266
Reed Joseph 17411785
267
Religious Beliefs
268
Revolutionary War
273
Royal Gift
275
Rumsey James 17431792
276
St Clair Arthur 17371818
279
Schuyler Philip 17331804
280
Simpson Gilbert Jr
282
Society of the Cincinnati
286
Southern Tour
290
Spurious Letters
296
Stephen Adam c17181791
298
Stirling Lord William Alexander 17261783
299
Stobo Robert 17171770
301
Thompson Elizabeth b c1704
305
Thornton William 17591828
306
Tilghman Tench 17441786
307
Trenton Battle of
308
TrumbullJohn 17561843
310
Trumbull Jonathan Sr 17101785
312
Tucker St George 17521827
314
Turtle
315
Union Farm
317
Valley Forge
319
Van Braam Jacob 17251784
320
Varick Richard 17531831
322
Virginia Regiment
324
Wakefield
325
Washington Augustine 16941743
326
Washington Augustine Austin 17201762
328
Washington Charles 17381799
329
Washington George Augustine c17581793
330
Washington John Augustine Jack 17361787
331
Washington Lund 17371796
333
Washington Mary Ball c17081789
335
Washington Samuel 17341781
337
Washington Elm
338
Washingtons Bottom Tract
339
Wayne Anthony 17451796
341
Webb Samuel Blachley 17531807
345
Weedon George c17341793
346
Weems Mason Locke 17591825
347
Whiskey Rebellion
349
Whistling Bullets
351
Whitting Anthony d 1793
353
Wills Creek
354
Wooden Teeth
355
Yorktown Battle of
357
Young Arthur 17411820
358
SELECTED WRITINGS SELECTED WRITINGS
361
To Lawrence Washington 5 May 1749
365
Memorandum c 17491750
366
WilliamsburgVirginia 19 July 1754
370
Notes on the Navigation of the Potomac River above the Great Falls JulyAugust 1754
371
WinchesterVirginia 27 April 1756
372
Mount Vernon 26 December 1756
373
cNovember 1757
374
To Robert Cary Co WilliamsburgVirginia 1 May 1759
375
Mount Vernon 29 January 1774
377
New York 3 August 1776
378
Farewell Address to the Army Rocky Hill New Jersey 2 November 1783
380
Annapolis Maryland23 December 1783
382
Mount Vernon 25 March 1784
383
Advertisement for Royal Gift
384
New York 3 October 1789
385
AlexandriaVirginia22 April 1790
386
United States 19 September 1796
389
CHRONOLOGY
399
TIES THAT BIND TIES THAT BIND
403
Revolutionary War Military Family
411
Principal Executive Officers during Washingtons Administrations
412
BIBLIOGRAPHY
413
INDEX
419
ABOUT THE AUTHOR ABOUT THE AUTHOR
438
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