Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great

Volume 3 -- American Statesmen

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Author: Elbert Hubbard
Published: 1916
Language: English
Wordcount: 66,373 / 194 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 66.7
LoC Category: CT
Series: Little Journeys
Downloads: 526
Added to site: 2004.11.16
mnybks.net#: 9507
Genre: Biography

George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Samuel Adams, John Hancock, John Quincy Adams, Alexander Hamilton, Daniel Webster, Henry Clay, John Jay, William H. Seward, Abraham Lincoln

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at her habits of life were not such as would be acceptable at Mount Vernon. And to this she replied that she had never expected or intended to go to Mount Vernon, and moreover would not, no matter how much urged--a declination without an invitation that must have caused the son a grim smile. In her nature was a goodly trace of savage stoicism that took a satisfaction in concealing the joy she felt in her son's achievement; for that her life was all bound up in his we have good evidence.

Washington looked after her wants and supplied her with everything she needed, and, as these things often came through third parties, it is pretty certain she did not know the source; at any rate she accepted everything quite as her due, and shows a half-comic ingratitude that is very fine.

When Washington started for New York to be inaugurated President, he stopped to see her. She donned a new white cap and a clean apron in honor of the visit, remarking to a neighbor woman who dropped in that she supposed "these

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