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Washington departs for Philadelphia..

Congress and a Continental Army..

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Washington Commander-in chief of the Continental Army..
Mrs. Washington in Camp. Washington's Letters to her..
Siege of Boston. Honors conferred on Washington.
His Achievements in New Jersey. Hessian Flag.
Washington's last Victory and last Trophy...
Domestic and Social Life at Mount Vernon...

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Mount Vernon during the War. Temporizing rebuked..
Arrival of Washington at Mount Vernon in 1781...
Greeting of the Family and Servants. Distinguished Guests..
Public Duty regarded as parmount to Private Interest.
Washington hastens to join Lafayette....

The Count de Rochambeau and Marquis de Chastellux..
Washington's playful Letter to de Chastellux......

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Washington again visits his Mother and his Home. Ball at Fredericks-

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News of a Treaty of Peace. How Washington received it..

Washington's Announcement of Peace. Army disbanded....

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British Evacuate New York. Washington parts with his Officers..

He publicly resigns his Commission at Annapolis..

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His satisfaction in returning to Private Life....

His Military Garments then laid aside....

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History of Washington's Battle Sword. Franklin wills him his Cane.. 134

Morris's Poem on the Sword and Cane....

Washington's Camp Chest and Contents described....

His Accommodations for a Dinner Party at West Point.

Washington's Camp Goblet. History of his Marquee.

His Writing-Desk and its Associations....

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The Marquee and its Revolutionary Associations..

Its occasional Uses and Usefulness after the War.

History of the Cincinnati Society....

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The Objects of the Society stated...

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State Societies. The Order of the Cincinnati.

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Description of the jewelled Order presented to Washington.

Description of the Member's Certificate of the Cincinnati..

Washington chosen first President of the Society..

A Merry and Happy Christmas day at Mount Vernon.

Washington's experience of the Happiness of Retirement..

He resumes the old Social Habits of Mount Vernon.

Lafayette expected there. Letter to Madam Lafayette.

Simplicity of Life at Mount Vernon. Open Hospitality...

Enlargement of the House at Mount Vernon....

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Description of the Mansion as Washington left it.

Surroundings of the Mansion. Washington his own Architect..

He provides for importing Pavement Stone from England..........

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He makes arrangements for the employment of English Mechanics.... 153

He imports the Tools for their use.....

Preparations for Ornamental Planting at Mount Vernon..

Description of the Lawn at the West front of the Mansion.

Description of the arrangement of the Tree-planting..

Account of the Seed and Tool Houses, and Conservatory..

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Account of the Tropical and other Plants that survived Washington. 158

An ancient Sago Palm described and delineated......

Destruction of Washington's Conservatory by fire. Its Ruins...

Account of the Ice-house and Dry-well at Mt. Vernon....

Description of the Summer House and its Surroundings..

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Other Masonic Regalia presented to Washington

Washington's Correspondence on the Subject..

How the Regalia was made. Its history..

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Public honors given to Washington. Bronze statue proposed....

Washington's Portrait Painted by Dunlap..

Plaster-cast taken of his Face by Wright..

Wright's Work accidentally destroyed...

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Legislature of Virginia order a Statue of Washington....

Account of the Statue. The Inscription.....

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Public Proceedings concerning the Statue. Washington's Letter.....

Methods used for procuring a good likeness..

Houdon employed to make it. Jefferson's Letter.

Arrival of Houdon at Mt. Vernon. His work.

Houdon's Method of obtaining a likeness.

Description and Delineation of the Statue.

Gouverneur Morris the Model for the Figure

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Pine, the Painter. His professional Visit at Mount Vernon.

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Washington dislikes sitting to Painters. Other Portraits by Pine..

Elizabeth Parke and G. W. Parke Custis. History of Pine's Portrait... 182

French Hounds sent to Mount Vernon....

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Washington's Pack before the Revolution. The French Hounds.. 184

A magnificent Chimney-piece presented to Washington.....
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Description of the Chimney-piece.......
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Description of the Fire-place. Ornaments on the Shelf..

Exchange of Presents. Asses from the Royal Stud at Madrid.

Description of the Jack Asses. Completion of the Mansion....

Washington employs Tobias Lear as Secretary... . . .

Condition of the Country. Necessity for political changes.

Washington Apprehensive concerning the Future. A Movement...... 199

Convention for remodelling the Government. National Constitution... 194

Col. Humphreys a Resident at Mount Vernon. His character...

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He brings a Present to Washington from the King of France..

His Literary Labors at Mount Vernon....

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Bust of M. Necker presented by Count D'Estaing. Notice of Necker.. 241

Inscription on the Bust of Necker. Account of D'Estaing....

Houdon's Bust of Lafayette at Mount Vernon....

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Virginia presents a Copy to the City of Paris.

Ceremony of Presentation. Lafayette highly honored..

President Washington's English Coach......

External Decorations of the Coach. Family journey in it.

Incompetency of the Coachman. Accidents...

History of the Coach. Its earnings when in ruins...

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Selection of a Residence for the President considered...

Question as to the permanent Seat of the National Government.

Washington negotiates for a Residence. His Prudence and Caution... 252

He makes suggestions about Interior Arrangements....

Description of Sevres China presented to Washington....

Description of Sevres China presented to Mrs. Washington.

How Sevres China is made. Seat of the National Government..

Strife for the possession of the National Capital. Decision..

New Yorkers dissatisfied. Caricatures and Satires..

Philadelphians no better satisfied. Washington's Caution.

A house hired. Washington's Journey to Philadelphia..

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A Patriotic Tavern-Keeper. President and family at Philadelphia...

A gay Season in Philadelphia. Luxuries..

Washington suggests Wine Castors called "Coasters",

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They are made. Wine Coolers from France. Their History.

Washington's Family Plate re-made......

Description of the Plate. Washington again at Mt. Vernon..

Use of some of the Plate at Arlington Spring...

Washington makes a tour through the Southern States.

His calculations as to Time. Incidents of the Tour

His return Journey. Site of the National Capital..

District of Columbia. City laid out and named....

Opening of the Second Congress...

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Earl of Buchan presents a Relic of Sir William Wallace..

A Scoch Painter dines with Washington. The Dinner....

Miniature made by the Painter. Correspondence with Earl of Buchan 274

By Will, Washington recommits the Wallace Relic to Buchan.

Washington again at Mt. Vernon. Paine's Rights of Man.....

Effects of Rights of Man, in England. Washington's Industry

Sickness and Death in the Mount Vernon Family..

Washington's generosity to his Nephew's Widow...

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His love for Children and Young Company. His Foster Children..

Training of the Foster Children....

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