Free and Discounted Ebooks
Join 150,000 readers! Get our ebook deals straight to your inbox.

From Farm House to the White House

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

Cover image for

Download


Published: 1890
Language: English
Wordcount: 125,140 / 379 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 33.8
LoC Categories: , CT
Downloads: 1,550
Added to site: 2009.04.27
mnybks.net#: 24003
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: History, Biography
Excerpt

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

XVI.

COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF.

Mor

SUBSCRIBE TO MANYBOOKS 

FREE EBOOKS 

Join 150,000+ fellow readers! Get Free eBooks and book bargains from ManyBooks in your inbox. 

We respect your email privacy

(advanced)
login | register

User ID

Password

reset password

Author of the Day

Madison Kent
Growing up, Madison Kent has always been fascinated by the mere fact that Jack the Ripper, one of the most notorious murders ever known, escaped justice. She would dream of her own alternative version of the facts and decided to write her own story, in which the suspects are totally different people. As our author of the day, Kent chats about this book of hers, Stalking Jack, how much research she did on London and Whitechapel and how her characters were conceived.
Read full interview...