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GEORGE WASHINGTON,

COMMANDER IN CHIEF
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AMERICAN FORCES,

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OF HIS COUNTRY,

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FIRST PRESIDENT

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UNITED STATES.

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THE HONOURABLE BUSHROD WASHINGTON,

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ORIGINAL PAPERS

■ ZOJCXATHED TO HIM BY HIS DECEASED RELATIVE, AND NOW IN POSSESSION

OF THE AUTHOR.

TO WHICH IS PREFIXED,

AN INTRODUCTION,

CONTAINING

A COMPE.VDIOUS VIEW or THE COLONIES PLANTED BV THE ENGLISH

ON THE

CONTINENT OF NORTH AMERICA,

FROM THEIR SETTLEMENT \ ¥

TO THE COMMENCEMENT OF THAT WAR WHICH T ERX IN ATSTD

INDEPENDENCE.

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••••••*•• ^E IT Remembered, that on the third day of

« » January, in the twenty-ninth year of the Independence

J Seal. J of the United States of America, Caleb P. Wayne, ••••••••• °f the said District, hath deposited in this Office the

Title of a Book, the right whereof he claims as Proprietor, in the words following, to wit:....

"The Life of George Washington, Commander in Chief of the "American Forces, during the War which established the Indepen"dence of his country, and First President of the United States.... "Compiled under the inspection of the Honourable Bushrod Wash"ington, from original papers bequeathed to him by his deceased "Relative, and now in possession of the Author. To which is pre"fixed, an Introduction, containing a compendious view of the "Colonies planted by the English on the Continent of North Ame•' rica, from their settlement to the commencement of that war which - terminated in their Independence. By John Marshall."

In conformity to the Act of the Congress of the United States entituled "An act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts, and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies during the times therein mentioned....And also to the Act entituled "An act Supplementary to an Act entituled "An act for the encouragement of learning by securing the copies of maps, charts, and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies during the times therein mentioned, and extending the benefits thereof to the arts of designing, engraving, and etching historical and other prints."

D. CALDWELL, Clerk of the
District of Pennsylvania.

CHAPTER III.

The election of Gen. Washington officially announced to

him...His departure for the seat of government...Marks

of respect and affection shown him on his journey...His in-

auguration and speech to congress...He forms a system of

conduct to be observed in his intercourse with the world...

Letters from him on this and other subjects...Answer of

both houses of congress to the speech...Situation of the

United States at this period in their domestic and foreign

relations...Debates on the impost and tonnage bills...On the

president's power of removal from office...On the policy of

the secretary of the treasury reporting plans for the man-

agement of the revenue...On the style by which the presi-

dent should be addressed...Amendments to the constitu-

tion proposed by congress and ratified by the states...

Appointment of the officers of the cabinet, council, and of

the judges...Adjournment of the first session of congress

...The president visits the New England states... His recep-

tion...North Carolina accedes to the Unioni

CHAPTER IV.

Meeting of the second session of the first congress....Presi-

dent's speech...Report of the secretary of the treasury of a

plan for the support of public credit...Debate thereon...

Bill for fixing the permanent seat of government... Adjourn-

ment of congress...Treaty with the Creek Indians...The

United States in relations with Great Britain and Spain...

The president visits Mount Vemon...Third session of

congress...The president's speech...Debates-on the excise

law...On a national bank ..The opinions of the cabinet on

the constitutionality of this last law...Progress of parties...

War with the Indians...Defeat of Harmar...Adjournment

of congress.

CHAPTER V.

General St. Clair appointed commander in chief of the army

...The president makes a tour through the southern states

....Meeting of congress ..President's speech....Debate on

the bill "for apportioning representatives among the

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