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A Harpsichord at Mount Vernon.....

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Washington's Second Inauguration as President of the Republic... 283

Simplicity of the Ceremonies on the occasion....

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An Account of the Ceremonies, and Washington's Appearance.

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Washington Sacrifices Private Interest for the Public Good...

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Yellow Fever in Philadelphia. Washington at Home...

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Unskillful Farm Management at Mount Vernon'.

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The President's Family avoid the Fever, at Germantown.

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Marriage of Philadelphia Belles to Foreign Ministers..

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Washington's Farewell Address composed....

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Effect of the publication of the Farewell Address.

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Violence of Party Spirit felt by Washington...

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A specimen of the Newspaper utterances.

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Washington retires to Private Life, at Mount Vernon...

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Inauguration of John Adams as Second President...

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Farewell entertainment for Washington by Philadelphians..

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An eye witnesses account of the President's Table Customs..

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Account of Washington's Table Traits continued..

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Washington and his Family return to Mount Vernon. Lafayette's Son. 299

Lafayette's Misfortunes.....

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Washington's Sensibility when speaking of them....

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Bradford's Lament of Washington, a Poem..

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Lafayette's Suffering. His devoted Wife and Children....

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His son seeks an Asylum in America. Cautious proceedings..

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Congress takes Action concerning Young Lafayette....

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Washington takes him to Mt. Vernon under his Protection..

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Release of Lafayette. The Son returns to France....

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Washington's Letter to Lafayette. Young Lafayette's Profile.. 307

Sharpless the Artist..

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His Portrait of the Washington Family. Lafayette and Custis. 309

Sharpless's Profiles at Arlington House....

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Washington's exquisite Enjoyment of Private Life.

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His own description of his Daily Employments...

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Washington's Inkstand. Repairs at Mount Vernon..

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Mount Vernon refurnished and beautified......

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Description of Illuminators at Mount Vernon

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Account of Furniture once at Mount Vernon.

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Washington Relics at Arlington House.

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Elkanah Watson's account of a Night at Mt. Vernon.

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Pictures by Winstanley, at Mount Vernon..

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Presages of War with France. The French Directory.

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Relations of the United States with France. Preparations for War.... 321

Washington appointed Commander-in-chief of the Army..

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Hamilton to be Acting General-in-chief. Guests at Mount Vernon... 323

The French Directory humbled. Bone parte in Power. War averted.. 324

Washington's nephew, Lawrence Lewis, a resident at Mt. Vernon...

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Nelly Custis and her Suitors.....

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Correspondence on the Subject. Nelly's Confessions.

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Marriage of Lawrence Lewis and Nelly Custis.....

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Incidents of the Marriage. Mrs. Macauly Graham....

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Washington's allnsion to his own Death. Makes his Will.

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His exposure to Wet and Cold...

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Sudden and severe Inflamation of the Throat and Chest..

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Home Remedies applied without effect......

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Physicians sent for. Critical Situation. His Wills....

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Washington's Directions about his Papers. Death near.

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His Consideration for every one. His last Words.

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His death. Mrs. Washington at his Bedside......

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The Room in which Washington died, and its Furniture.

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The Spectators of Washington's Death...

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Notice of Dr. Craik his Friend and Physician.

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Preparations for Washington's Burial. The Coffin.

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The Funeral at Mount Vernon....

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The Funeral Procession...

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The Bier and Vault..

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The old Family Vault at Mt. Vernon. A villainous act.

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Washington's Death announced to Congress. Proceedings..

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Funeral Oration by General Henry Lee, at the request of Congress. 346

Lee at Mt. Vernon. His Oration. Guard of Honor...

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Mrs. Washington's Letter about the removal of the Remains... 348

Mrs. Washington in Affliction. Public Honors to Washington abroad. . 349

Death of Mrs. Washington. Bushrod Washington heirs Mt. Vernon.... 350

A survivor of Washington's Slaves. Bushrod Washington..

Account and Portrait of that Survivor....

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Billy. Lafayette at the Tomb of Washington.....

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A Ring containing Washington's Hair presented to Lafayette..

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Re-entombment of Wshington and his Wife....

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Account of that re-entombment by an Eye-witness.

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The Bodies put in Marble Coffins..

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The new Tomb and Vault.....

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Disposition of Washington's Personal Property...

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Account of a Relic of Washington in a Boston Family.

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A few Mementoes of Washington, at Mount Vernon

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Washington's Address and Dinner Cards....

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Works of Art that long remained at Mount Vernon..

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POSTSCRIPT.

The English Home of the Washington Family...

Washington's Library...

The Grounds about Mount Vernon,

Washington as a Free Mason

Houdon's Likeness of Washington..

Shadow Portrait of Washington...

How the Mansion at Mount Vernon was furnished.

Washington's Great Barn...

Posthumous Honors..

Washington's Will....

Present Condition of Mount Veruon...

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1. Portrait of Washington (steel).
2. Rear View of Mount Vernon in 1786 (steel).
3. Frontispiece-View of Mount Vernon.
4. Washington's Book-plate....
5. Cave Castle.....
6. Washington Mortar..
7. Washington's Seal.
8. Washington's Seal-ring.
9. Washingtou's Watch-seals.....
10. Fac-simile of signatures of Jane and Mary Washington..
11. Dutch Tile-half the size of the original...
12. Residence of the Washington Family.
13. Washington's Birth-place....
14. Lawrence Washington.
15. Admiral Vernon .....
16. The Vernon Medal.....
17. Washington's Telescope.
18. Pack-saddle ......
19. Leathern Camp-chest.
20. Washington's first Head-quarters..
21. The Carey House in 1859.
22. Mary Phillips
23. Morris's House ...
24. Daniel Parke Custis..
25. Mrs. Custis's Iron Chest..
26. Mrs. Washington's Children..
27. Mrs. Washington at the time of her Marriage.
28. Chairs once at Mount Vernon.

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PAGE 29. Custis Arms.....

7+ 30. Washington's Gold Pon with Silver Case......

80 31. Fac-simile of Page-headings in Washington's Diary.

80 32. Fac-simile of Entry in Washington's Diary..

81 33, Mount Vernon Landing....

83 34. Ground-plan and Elevation of Pohick Church...

88 35. Mason L. Weems.

90 36. Christ Church, Alexandria.

91 37. Pohick Church in 1859.

92 38. Pulpit in Pohick Church..

93 39. Charles Willson Peale.....

95 40. Washington's Military Button....

95 41. Washington as a Virginia Colonel, at the age of forty......

96 42. Fac-simile of Peale's Receipt....

97 43. John Parke Custis ..... 44. Patrick Henry.

103 45. General Charles Lee..

108 46. General Horatio Gates.

110 47. Gold Medal awarded to Washington for the Deliverance of Boston....... 116 48. Hessian Flag taken at Trenton.....

117 49. British Flag taken at Yorktown.

118 50. Count de Rochambeau ...

121 61. Marquis de Chastellux...

123 52. Eleanor Parke Custis.

128 63. Washington's Military Clothes..

133 54. The Sword and Staff.

135 65. Washington's Camp-chest.

136 56. Silver Camp-goblet ....

138 67. Washington's travelling Writing-case.

139 68. Washington's Tents in their Portmanteaux..

140 69 Order of the Cincinnati...

143 50. Order presented by French Officers...

141 $1. Cincinnati Society-Member's Certificate..

143 62. Western Front of Mount Vernon in 1858..

151 63, Section of shaded Carriage-way...

154 64. General plan of the Mansion and Grounds at Mount Vernon

155 65. Garden-house..

157 66. Century-plant and Lemon-tree.

158 67. View in the Flower-garden at Mount Vernon--the Sago Palm... 159 68. Ruins of the Conservatory at Mount Vernon....

160 69. Ice-house at Mount Vernon....

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