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70. Summer-house at Mount Vernon. ..... 71. Lafayette.- Painted by C. W. Peale, in 1778...... 72. Masonic Apron wrought by the Marchioness Lafayetto. 73. Houdon's Bust of Washington.... 74. Houdon's Statue of Washington. 75. Elizabeth Parke Custis..... 76. G. W. P Custis when a child.. 77. Italian Chimney-piece....... 78. Tablet on the left of Chimney-piece... 79. Centre Tablet ... 80. Tablet on the right of Chimney-piece.. 81. Porcelain Vases ... 82. Colonel David Humphreys, 83. Engraving of Louis XVI... 84. Washington and Lafayette.... 85. Washington's Destiny.... 86. Charles Thomson ..... 87. Travelling Boot-jack.. 88. Ancient entrance to Mount Vernon in 1858. 89. Bible used at the Inauguration of Washington.. 90. Washington's Lepine Watch, Seal and Key 91. Washington's last Watch-seal..... 92. Washington's Dress Sword... 93. Secretary and Circular Chair 94. Destruction of the Bastile . 95. Key of the Bastile.... 96. Washington's Spy-glass. 97. Washington's Pistol. 98. Bust of M. Necker.. 99. Bust of Lafayette..... 100. Washington's English Coach. 101. Emblazoning on Washington's Coach.. 102. Picture of a Panel on Washington's Coach.. 103. Cincinnati China ..... 104. Mrs. Washington's China.... 105. China Butter-bowl and Dish.. 106. Wine-coolers and Coaster.. 107. Specimens of Washington's Plate...... 108. The Presidential Mansion.... 109. Martha Washington. 110. Nelly Custis's Harpsichord....

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111. George Washington Lafayette.....
112. G. W. P. Custis at the age of seventeen years....
113. Crayon Profile of Washington......
114. Crayon Profile of Mrs. Washington....
115. Washington's Inkstand...
116. Mural Candelabra.
117. Ancient Lantern.......
118. Sideboard, Tea-table and Punch-bowl
119. Washington's Silver Candlestick...
120. Morning-a Landscape by Winstanley..
121. Evening-a Landscape by Winstanley .
122. Dr. James Craik..
123. Bed and Bedstead on which Was ton died...
124. Room in which Washington died......
125. Silver Shield on Washington's Coffin...
126. Washington's Bier.....
127. The Old Vault in 1858..
128. General Henry Lee....
129. McPherson's Blue...
130. Bushrod Washington.
131. Westford.......
132. Washington's Marble Coffin.
133. Lid of Washington's Coffin..
134. Washington's Tomb......
135. Washington's Liquor-chest
136. Washington's Mirror...
137. Water-mark......
138. Washington's Address Card..
139. Pitcher Portrait..
140. Postscript ...
141. The Washington House, Brington..
142. Inscription in the Washington House..
143. Fac Simile of Washington's Memorandum..
144. Masonic Portrait of Washington...
145. Houdon's Mold from Washington's Face....
146. Shadow Portraits......
147. Washington's Circular Barn..
148. Lutheran Church in Philadelphia....
149. Washington Medal.......
150. Mrs. Washington's Signature.....

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MOUNT VERNON AND ITS ASSOCIATIONS.

N many an ancient volume in the lib. rary at Mount Vernon,

while the man sion remained in the possession of the Washington family, was the engraved book-plate of the illustrious proprietor, which displayed, as usual, the name and armorial bearings of the owner. The language of heraldry

learnedly describes WASHINGTON'S BOOK-PLATE.

the family arms of Washington as “argent, two bars gules in chief, three mullets of the second. Crest, a raven, with wings, indorsed proper, issuing out of a ducal coronet, or." All this may be ininterpreted, a white or silver shield, with two red bars across

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it, and above them three spur rowels, the combination ap pearing very much like the stripes and stars on our national ensign. The crest, a raven of natural color issuing out of a golden ducal coronet. The three mullets or star-figures indicated the filial distinction of the third son.

Back into the shadowy past six hundred years and more we may look, and find the name of Washington presented with “honorable mention” in several counties in England, on the records of the field, the church, and the state. They were generally first-class agriculturists, and eminently loyal men when their sovereigns were in trouble. In that trying time for England's monarch, a little more than two hundred years ago, when a republican army, under the authority of a revolutionary parliament, was hunting King Charles the First, Sir Henry Washington, a nephew of the Duke of Buckingham, is observed as governor of Worcester, and its able defender during a siege of three months by the parliamentary troops under General Fairfax. And earlier than this, when Charles, as Prince Royal, was a suitor for the hand of the Infanta of Spain, we find a Washington attached to his person. The loyal James Howell, who suffered long imprisonment in Fleet-street Jail because of his attachment to Charles, was in the train of the Prince while at Madrid; and from that city he wrote to his “noble friend, Sir John North,” in the sum. mer of 1623, saying:

“Mr. Washington, the Prince his page is lately dead of a Calenture, and I was at his buriall under a Figtree behind my Lord of Bristol's house. A little before his death one Bal lard, an English Priest, went to tamper with him, and Sir Edmund Varney meeting him coming down the stairs out of Washington's chamber, they fell from words to blows: but they were parted. The business was like to gather very ill bloud, and com to a great hight, had not Count Gondamar quasht it, which I beleeve he could not have done, unless the times had bin favorable; for such is the reverence they bear to the Church here, and so holy a conceit they have of all Ecclesiastics, that the greatest Don in Spain will tremble to offer the meanest of them any outrage or affront.”

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From this loyal family came emigrants to America nine years after King Charles lost his head. These were two

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