The Life of George Washington, Volume 4

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Cosimo, Inc., 1 Agu 2005 - 416 halaman
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Author Washington Irving believed this, his monumental biography of America's first great military hero and president, to be his finest literary achievement. Indeed, it is a masterful work, a superlative life of George Washington, and stood as a definitive text long after its 1860 publication.Volume IV delves into the end of the Revolution and Washington's terms as president of the United States, and feature the full texts of his farewell address and will.WASHINGTON IRVING (1783-1859) was born in New York City to Scottish immigrant parents. Considered by some the "Father of American Literature," Irving is best known for his short stories, including "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" and "Rip Van Winkle," but he also produced an extensive bibliography of essays, poems, travel books, and biographies.

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CHAPTER XXVIII
196
CHAPTER XXIX
206
Washingtons Entrance upon his Second TermGloomy Auspices
213
Genet Presents his Letter of CredenceHis Diplomatic SpeechWash
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CHAPTER XXXIV
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CHAPTER XXXVI
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James Monroe Appointed Minister to France to Place of Gouvernenr
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Washingtons Denunciation of Selfcreated SocietiesHot Relished
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CHAPTER XL
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Washington talked of for the PresidencyHis Letters on the Subject
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Tha New GovernmentDomestic and Foreign RelationsWashingtons
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Journey of Mrs Washington to New YorkHonors Paid her in
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The Department of State still without a HeadSketch of Jeffersons
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Washingtons Journey through the Eastern StatesJohn Hancock
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The Assumption of the State Debts discussedWashington in favor
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Frontier Difficulties with the IndiansGeneral Banners Expedition
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Washingtons Tour through the Southern StatesLetter to Lafayette
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Bural Hours at Mount VernonAssembling of Second CongressWash
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CHAPTER XXVII
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CHAPTER XL
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Meeting of CongressWashingtons Official Summary of the Events
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Washingtons Farewell AddressMeets the Two Houses of Congress
279
Washington at Mount VernonInflux of Strange FacesLawrence
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Parting Address of the French Directory to Mr MonroeThe
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Washington Taxed Anew with the Cares of OfficeCorrespondence
304
His SlavesProceedings of Congress on his DeathConclusion
319
ILWashingtons Farewell Address 886
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IILProceedings in Congress in consequence of the death nl Wash
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Halaman 343 - ... facility in changes upon the credit of mere hypothesis and opinion exposes to perpetual change, from the endless variety of hypothesis and opinion; and remember especially that for the efficient management of your common interests in a country so extensive as ours a government of as much vigor as is consistent with the perfect security of liberty is indispensable.
Halaman 343 - However combinations or associations of the above description may now and then answer popular ends, they are likely, in the course of time and things, to become potent engines, by which cunning, ambitious, and unprincipled men will be enabled to subvert the power of the people, and to usurp, for themselves, the reins of government ; destroying, afterwards, the very engines which have lifted them to unjust dominion.
Halaman 342 - One of the expedients of party to acquire influence within particular districts, is to misrepresent the opinions and aims of other districts. You cannot shield yourselves too much against the jealousies and heart-burnings which spring from these misrepresentations: they tend to render alien to each other those who ought to be bound together by fraternal affection.
Halaman 343 - The basis of our political systems is the right of the people to make and to alter their constitutions of government. But the constitution which at any time exists till changed by an explicit and authentic act of the whole people is sacredly obligatory upon all.
Halaman 341 - Is there a doubt whether a common government can embrace so large a sphere? Let experience solve it. To listen to mere speculation in such a case were criminal. We are authorized to hope that a proper organization of the whole, with the auxiliary agency of governments for the respective subdivisions will afford a happy issue to the experiment. It is well worth a fair and full experiment.

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Washington Irving, one of the first Americans to achieve international recognition as an author, was born in New York City in 1783. His A History of New York, published in 1809 under the name of Diedrich Knickerbocker, was a satirical history of New York that spanned the years from 1609 to 1664. Under another pseudonym, Geoffrey Crayon, he wrote The Sketch-book, which included essays about English folk customs, essays about the American Indian, and the two American stories for which he is most renowned--"The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" and "Rip Van Winkle." Irving served as a member of the U.S. legation in Spain from 1826 to 1829 and as minister to Spain from 1842 to 1846. Following his return to the U.S. in 1846, he began work on a five-volume biography of Washington that was published from 1855-1859. Washington Irving died in 1859 in New York.

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