Wills of George Washington and His Immediate Ancestors

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Worthington Chauncey Ford
Historical Print. Club, 1891 - 210 halaman
I have obtained copies of the wills of the immediate ancestors of George Washington, and print them with certain others, as matters of personal as well as historical interest. The wills of John, the immigrant, and of George Washington, are taken from the originals; the others are from certified copies, made by the custodians of the originals. I have followed the Mss. closely, adding a few notes, in which I have received great assistance from Rev. Horace Edwin Hayden, of Wilkesbarre, Pa. -- the author.

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Halaman 91 - ... knowledge in the principles of Politics and good Government; and (as a matter of infinite Importance in my judgment) by associating with each other, and forming friendships in Juvenile years, be enabled to free themselves in a proper degree from those local prejudices and habitual jealousies which have just been mentioned; and which, when carried to excess, are never failing sources of disquietude to the Public mind, and pregnant of mischievous consequences to this Country...
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