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From Farm House to the White House

The life of George Washington, his boyhood, youth, manhood, public and private life and services

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Published: 1890
Language: English
Wordcount: 125,140 / 379 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 33.8
LoC Categories: , CT
Downloads: 1,577
Added to site: 2009.04.27
mnybks.net#: 24003
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: History, Biography
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HIS WIFE AND HOME.

Who was Mrs. Custis--Rich and Beautiful--Washington's Marriage--What Negro said of him--Took Seat in House of Burgesses--Happy Man--The Legislature do him Honor--Removes to Mount Vernon--His Estates described--Sixteen Spinning Wheels--Mrs. Washington at the Head--Irving's Description--Rank necessarily maintained--Company, and English Style--Mrs. Washington's Wardrobe--His Wardrobe--Education of her Children--Their Wardrobe--Her Kindness to Slaves--Domestic Habits--Washington labored on Farm--Systematic Habits--Improvements on Farm--Reclaiming Dismal Swamp--Hunting in Winter--Interlopers, and the War against them--The Hunter conquered--Attending Episcopal Church--Mrs. Washington a Devout Christian--Building a House of Worship--Washington at Church--Death of Mrs. Washington's Daughter--The Son Wayward--Letter about Love--King's College, and Incident--Keeping his Books--In her Husband's Headquarters in Winter--Death--Mount Vernon now 270

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