The Writings of George Washington from the Original Manuscript Sources, 1745-1799

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The Writings of George Washington from the Original Manuscript Sources, 1745-1799

Creator

George Washington
John Clement Fitzpatrick, ed.

Publisher

US. Government Printing Office

Date

1931-00-00

Format

published primary source

Language

eng

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Washington, George. John Clement Fitzpatrick, ed. The Writings of George Washington from the Original Manuscript Sources, 1745-1799. Washington: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1931.

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From George Bennet to his mother: “[re: a visit to the headquarters at Newburgh]…at table he [George Washington] placed me on the left hand of Mrs Washington—he was on her right…the company besides consisted of about 15 officers—The dinner was good, but everything was quite plain—we all sat on camp stools & there was nothing to be seen about his House, but what every officer in the army might likewise have in his—Mrs W. was as plain, easy, and affable as he was, & one would have thought from the familiarity which prevailed there, that he saw a respectable private gentleman dining at the Head of his own Family….he…never uses a Carriage, but when Mrs W. is with him, & that is only in winter….” (321n)

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George Washington, "The Writings of George Washington from the Original Manuscript Sources, 1745-1799," in Martha Washington, Item #212, http://marthawashington.us/items/show/212 (accessed October 20, 2019).