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solitary Sentiment, whose Hope, more strong than Death, would descend to the Tomb, mingle with the Ashes, and share the Sepulchre of departed affection.-Nor will you be divided-the Poet, and the Moralist, while they contemplate the secluded Hero, will perpetuate the Charm that gladdened, and the Virtue that rewarded every effort of a mind,which, commanding victory, and obtaining glory, could controul with temperance, and possess with moderation; and which, at the dangerous summit of popular applause, was neither dazled by elevation, nor diminished by distance...
To you, the first mourner of a bereaved People, the melancholy consolation will remain, that a whole nation venerates your Virtues, and partakes your afflictions-Indeed every part of the civilized Earth will commemorate that excellence which
cannot die—that MORTAL, who, born for the human race, crowned with its highest Homage, and graced with its best Exaltation, still instructs, and inspires, by the words of Wisdom, falling from the lips of IMMORTAL
WITH Sympathy,sacred and devoted, with respect, veneration and gratitude, we remain, Madam, your obedient humble servants,
BOSTON, MARCH, 1800.
THE compilers of this volume think proper
to declare, that, in collecting the papers and materials which constitute ts contents, they have used only those which the immortal WASHINGTON wrote, when it was in his great and wise mind to instruct, direct, and admonish his countrymen: they conceive that to have departed from this rule might have led them to matter, sufficiently abundant, to fill may volumes, and not so immediately connected with the public expectation. In this volume will be found all those great truths, and virtuous recommendations, which, it cherished and practised, must lead this nation to prosperity, happiness, and glory: the author of the biographical outline of General WASHINGTON, which forms a part of this work, is confessedly indebted, for his dates to the valuable publications of the rev. Dr. MORSE, MISS HANNAH ADAMS, and some European prints.
THE original proposal for publishing this work, promised The Prefidert's letter of condolence to Mrs. WASHINGTON, but this could not be obtained--we are, however, authorised in saying, that his message to Congress, communicating that virtuous lady's answer, contains the spirit of it.
Boston, March 1800.
TABLE OF CONTENTS.
DEDICATION to Mrs. Washington
Gen. Washington's appointment to the command
His order on the cessation of hostilities
The address of Congress on the acknowledgment
His farewel address to the army
His address to Congress on resigning his military
Address of condolence from the senate to the pre-
Resolutions of Congress for perpetuating the me-
Gen.Lee's Eulogy,pronounced before the national
The presidents' proclamation
Particular account of the last illness ofGen. Wash-
The president's message to Congress, communi-
Biographical outline of Gen. Washington
Gen. Washington's address to the army in answer