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Life of George Washington

By Irving, Washington

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Book Id: WPLBN0000581173
Format Type: PDF eBook
File Size: 37,581,095 KB.
Reproduction Date: 2007

Title: Life of George Washington  
Author: Irving, Washington
Language: English
Subject: Fiction, Children's literature, Children's fiction
Collections: Children's Literature Collection
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Publisher: World Public Library Association


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Irving, W. (n.d.). Life of George Washington. Retrieved from http://cn.worldlibrary.net/

Excerpt: THE Washington family is of an ancient English stock, the genealogy of which has been traced up to the century immediately succeeding the Conquest. At that time it was in possession of landed estates and manorial privileges in the county of Durham, such as were enjoyed only by those, or their descendants, who had come over from Normandy with the Conqueror, or fought under his standard. When William the Conqueror lay waste the whole country north of the Humber, in punishment of the insurrection of the Northumbrians, he apportioned the estates among his followers, and advanced Normans and other foreigners to the principal ecclesiastical dignities.

Table of Contents
Table of Contents OF VOL. I -- CHAPTER L -- Genealogy of the Washington Family -- CHAPTER II -- The Home of Washington s boyhood His Early Education Lawrence Washington -- and his Campaign in the West Indies Death of Washington s Father The -- widowed Mother and her Children School Exercises 18 -- CHAPTER III -- Paternal Conduct of an Elder Brother The Fairfax Family Washington s Code of -- Morals and Manners Soldiers Tales Their Influence Washington prepares for -- the Navy A Mother s Objections Return to School Studies and Exercises A -- School-boy Passion The Lowland Beauty Love Ditties at Mount Vernon Visit -- to Belvoir Lord Fairfax His Character Fox-hunting a Remedy for Love- -- Proposition for a Surveying Expedition 25 -- CHAPTER IV -- Expedition beyond the Blue Ridge The Valley of the Shenandoah Lord Halifax- -- Lodge in the Wilderness Surveying Life in the Backwoods Indians War -- Dance German Settlers Return Home Washington as Public Surveyor Sojourn -- at Greenway Court Horses, Hounds, and Books Rugged Experience among the -- Mountains, 85 -- CHAPTER V -- English and French Claims to the Ohio Valley Wild State of the Country Projects of -- Settlements The Ohio Company Enlightened views of Lawrence Washingto


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