The documents of military officer and very first U.S. president George Washington (1732-1799) held in the Manuscript Division associated with Library of Congress constitute the collection that is largest of initial Washington documents in the field. They comprise of around 65,000 things accumulated by Washington between 1745 and 1799, including communication, diaries, and monetary and army documents. The collection documents Washington’s childhood training, their very first profession as being a surveyor, their experiences being a militia colonel throughout the French and Indian War, their election as a Virginia delegate towards the very first and 2nd Continental Congresses, his part as general regarding the Continental Army through the Revolutionary War, their presidency regarding the Constitutional Convention in 1787, his two terms as president (1789-1797), and their your your retirement. Also documented is their handling of Mount Vernon, their plantation house in Virginia, additionally the life of their family members, servants, and slaves. Notable correspondents consist of John Adams, Benedict Arnold, Edward Braddock, Alexander Hamilton, John Hancock, Thomas Jefferson, and also the Marquis de Lafayette. Due to the number of Washington’s passions, tasks, and correspondents, such as ordinary residents additionally as celebrated figures, their papers are an abundant supply for pretty much all facets of colonial and life that is early american.
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This assortment of George Washington Papers is arranged into nine show, that are given below. (more…)