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Washington, George, 1732-1799



  • Existence: 1732 - 1799

Biographical History

George Washington was the first President of the United States (1789-1797), the commander-in-chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War, and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. He presided over the convention that drafted the United States Constitution, which replaced the Articles of Confederation. His presidential leadership style established many forms and rituals of government that have been used since, such as using a cabinet system and delivering an inaugural address. Washington was hailed as "father of his country" even during his lifetime.

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

George Washington letter of appointment for William Hill

 Item — Oversize-folder 1: [Barcode: 31197232562733]
Identifier: Vault MSS 397
Scope and Contents

Handwritten and signed letter of appointment dated 20 December 1790. Washington appoints William Hill as the United States attorney for North Carolina. The item bears the Great Seal of the United States.

Dates: 1790 December 20

George Washington letters

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230241694]
Identifier: MSS SC 483
Scope and Contents

Handwritten correspondence with Angus McDonald concerning his service in the Virginia Regiment, 1774, and his appointment as a lieutenant colonel, 1777.

Dates: 1774-1777

Weights of Gen. George Washington and his generals taken at West Point, August 19, 1783

 Item — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 762
Scope and Contents Photographs, photocopies of the photographs, and CD-ROM of photographs of a handwritten list of the names and weights of generals, colonels, and lieutenant colonels in the United States Army in 1783. Included in the photograph are etchings of Washington's farewell to his officers and his resignation as commander of the United States Army. Also includes correspondence about the items between the Division of Manuscripts and the Library of Congress. The photograph was created by Jack V....
Dates: 1968

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Generals -- United States -- History 1