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LIFE OF WASHINGTON.
AN ACCOUNT OF HIS EARLY ADVENTURES AND ENTERPRISES, HIS
HIS PRESIDENTIAL LIFE, AND HIS FINAL DECEASE.
VIVID PEN-PAINTINGS OF BATTLES AND INCIDENTS,
SOLDIERS OF REVOLUTIONARY TIMES.
BY HON. J. T. HEADLEY,
" " SACRED MOUNTAINS," &C.
TOGETHER WITH AN INTERESTING ACCOUNT OF
UNT VERNON AS IT IS.
THE WHOLE EMBELLISHED WITH NUMEROUS
STEEL AND WOOD ENGRAVINGS, AND A SPLENDID COLORED LITHOGRAPHIC
VIEW OF MOUNT VERNON AND WASHINGTON'S TOMB.
SOLD ONLY BY SUBSCRIPTION.
PUBLISHED BY G. & F. BILL.
In preparing this work, my design has been to popularize he Life of Washington by confining myself to events and incidents intimately connected with him and his movements, and thus make the work less voluminous than it would be if it embraced a more detailed history of concurrent events.
Recent collections of documents throwing new light on the war of the Revolution made such a work desirable. Mr. Lossing, by his researches, has exhumed a vast amount of interesting matter. All of Rufus Putnam's papers and correspondence and diary have also been put in my hands, which shed an entirely new light on some of the most interesting events of the Revolution, and movements of Washington. The reader will, therefore, find a vast number of facts in this work which have never before appeared
Life of Washington, but which add greatly to the interest which surrounds his character. The Historical Societies of different States have also yielded me, by their valuable collections, much aid. "Their efforts for the last few years to gather and preserve old documents and letters, which were fast passing away, have added greatly to the material for any work connected with the Revolution. The amount of my indebtedness to these new sources of information will be readily perceived by the reader. As to the rest, I have consulted the usual authorities on that period of our history, a list of which would be too long to give in this place.
Portrait of Washington, from an Original Painting by Stuart in the Boston Athenæum
of George W. P. Custis
parture for America . Washington at Valley Forge Mercer mortally wounded at Princeton
The Bellman informed of the Passage of the Declaration of Independence