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Rare 1859 Book Illustrated Life of George Washington By Hon. J. T. Headley
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We are glad present to you a very amazing peace of history about Life of George Washington. "The Illustrated Life of George Washington" By Hon. J. T. Headley giving an account of his early adventures and enterprises, his magnanimity and patriotism, his revolutionary career, his presidential life, and his final decease. With vivid Pen-Paintings of Battles and Incidents, Trials and Triumphs of the Heroes and Soldiers of revolutionary times. Together with an interesting account of Mount Vernon As It Is.
The whole embellished with numerous Steel-Cut and Woodcut engravings and this book contains lovely Hand Colored Illustrations representing Battle Scenes, Interviews, Portraits, etc. SOLD ONLY BY SUBSCRIPTION. This process is very scarce to find and very time consuming to create. It makes each one of these volumes unique because no two books illustrations are colored exactly the same. Just think of the task that the artists had in hand coloring each of the illustrations in each of these books that was sold! The book also have a Splendid Colored Lithographic View of Mount Vernon and Washington's Tomb which it's very hard to find this book with the map. The map is in good shape. One small tear as you can see on the picture.
This beautiful royal octavo volume of over 528 pages embraces a brilliant narration of the facts and incidents in the life of that remarkable man, and Father of his Country - George Washington; together with his connection with the Revolutionary War, etc. Comprising much new and important information, derived from the papers of General Putnam, and the researches of Mr. Lossing - information embraced in no other book. tc When every heart throbs with enthusiastic gratitude, and public feeling is thoroughly aroused towards the memory of Washington, a biography from the pen of Mr. Headley, of that great and good man, is of peculiar interest, and would necessarily be in great demand. Already, several thousand copies have been sold, and the demand is every day increasing.
Published by G. & F. Bill, New York. The Book is an original 1859 first edition with original red hardcover. Amazing decorations on the covers and spine. The covers are little bet dirty but still you can see the gold decorations. Inside the book front & rear hinges are attached and holding strongly to spine. Corners are bumped with a little fraying. The pages are toned from age and have very little light foxing throughout which is amazing for a book its age. Good to Very good condition. tc The last few pages have some advertisements on them. Overall It's one of the better condition volumes of this title I have seen available. The binding is tight with no loose or missing pages. The pull-out map of Mt. Vernon is present. Page tips are beautifully marbled. It measures approx. 9 1/4" tall by 6 1/4" wide.The pictures are on the bottom of the page.
In preparing this work, my design has been to popularize The Life of Washington by confining myself to events and incidents intimately connected with him and his movements, and thus make the work less voluminous than it would be if it embraced a more detailed history of concurrent events. Recent collections of documents throwing new light on the war of the Revolution made such a work desirable. Mr. Benjamin Lossing, by his researches, has exhumed a vast amount of interesting matter. All of Rufus Putnam's papers and correspondence and diary have also been put in my hands, which shed an entirely new light on some of the most interesting events of the Revolution, and movements of Washington. The reader will, therefore, find a vast number of facts in this work which have never before appeared in any Life of Washington, but which add greatly to the interest, which surrounds his character. The Historical Societies of different States have also yielded me, by their valuable collections, much aid. 'Their efforts for the last few years to gather and preserve old documents and letters, which were fast passing away, have added greatly to the material for any work connected with the Revolution. The amount of my indebtedness to these new sources of information will be readily perceived by the reader. As to the rest, I have consulted the usual authorities on that period of our history, a list of which would be too long to give in this place.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS:
CHAPTER I. Birth and Death of Great Men*Ancestry of George*Loss of his
Father*Sent to District School*Early History*Appointed. Survey or*Forest
Life*Goes to Barbadoes with a Sick Brother*Appointed Major over the Militia*Sent
a Commissioner to the French*Account of his Perilous Journey.
CHAPTER II. Washington sent against the French*Hostilities of the latter*Fort Duquesne*Difficulties of the March*Dangerous Explorations*Message from the Half- King*Night March*Attack on Jumonville*Feelings of Washington in his First Battle*Final Results of it*Fort Necessity*Battle of the Great Meadows*Washington Capitulates*Resigns in Disgust his Commission*Tart Refusal to Join the Army under Governor Sharpe*Accepts Braddock's Request to act as Volunteer Aid*Is taken Sick*Joins the Army*Battle of Monongahela*Bravery of Washington*The Retreat*Death of Braddock*Washington Reads the Funeral Service*Burial by Torch-light*Scenes around Fort Duquesne*Demoniacal Jubilee of the Indians*Washington at Mount, Vernon*Disgust with the Government*Appointed Commander-in-Chief of the Virginia Forces*Headquarters at Winchester*Inroads of the Indians*Terror of the Settlers*Sternness of Washington*False Rumors*Difficulty with Captain tc Dagworthy*Goes to Boston to refer it to Governor Shirley*Reception on the way*Falls in love with Miss Phillips of New York*His Return.
CHAPTER III. Fresh Hostilities of the Indians*Attempts to Supersede Washington*Anonymous Libels*Washington wishes to Resign*Prevented by his Friends*Establishes a Line of Forts*Harassing Nature of his Duties*Attends a Convention at Philadelphia*His Sickness and Retirement to Mount Vernon*Progress of the War*Frederick the Great*Washington's first Acquaintance with Mrs. Custis*Advance of the Army to Fort Duquesne*Washington required to cut a New Road*His Forebodings likely to prove true*Capture of the Fort*Election of Washington to the House of Burgesses*His Marriage*Life at Mount Vernon*Collision with a Poacher*Settles the Soldiers' Claims*Expedition to the Western Wilderness to examine the Wild Lands*Admirable Preparation for his Future Career.
CHAPTER IV. Character of the Colonists*First Attempt to Tax the Provinces*Its Reception by the People*Taxation Discussed in the British Parliament*Speech of Colonel Barre*Attitude of Virginia*Speech of Patrick Henry*South Carolina and Gadsden*Attacks on Stamp-Master J. Ingersoll*First Congress at New York*The Stamp Act Repealed*Excitement and Joy of the Colonists*Washington's Views of it*Duties on Tea, Paper, etc.*Tea thrown overboard in Boston Harbor*Port Bill*Virginia Assembly and Conduct of Washington*Fast Day*Fairfax Resolutions*Washington's Letter to Mr. Bryan Fairfax*He is Elected a Delegate to the First General Congress*Action of Congress*Prayer by Duché*Washington's standing in Congress*Lexington and Concord*Excitement of the People*Stockbridge*The Second Congress*Washington Chairman of every Committee*Appointed Commander-in-Chief*Battle of Bunker Hill*Journey of Washington to Cambridge*Takes Command of the Army*Its Character*Appearance of the Encampment*Washington's first order*Organization of the Army*Difficulties that beset him*Forced to act contrary to his wishes.
CHAPTER V. Washington Remonstrates against the Treatment of American Prisoners*Sends Arnold to Quebec*Want of Powder in the Army*A new Army raised*The National Flag first hoisted*Washington prevented from Assaulting the Enemy's Works*His feelings under the delay*Thinks of the Poor at Homey*"Boston Blockaded," a farce*Washington takes Possession of Dorchester Heights*Howe resolves to storm them - Attempts abandoned, and the Evacuation of Boston commenced*Sufferings of the Tories*Washington orders the Army to New York*Lee sent South*His Letter*Washington Visits Congress*His Views of a Declaration of Independence*Defeat of the Northern Army*Attempt to spread Disaffection in Washington's Guard*Congress discusses the Declaration of Independence*Excitement in Philadelphia at the final vote*Its reception by the Army and People*Operations around New York*Howe's Letter to George Washington, Esq. The assembling of the British force*State of the two Armies.
CHAPTER VI. The British land on Long Island*Sickness of Greene*The Battle*Defeat of Sullivan and tc Stirling*Masterly Retreat to New York*Causes of Failure*New York abandoned*Retreat of Washington to Harlem Heights*Landing of the British at Kip's Bay*Poltroonery of the Americans and rage of Washington*His severe Order of the Day*Remarks on this Conduct of Washington*Narrow Escape of Putnam with his Division*Skirmish between two Detachments and Death of Knowlton*Maneuver of Howe and Battle of Chatterton's Hill*Retreat of Washington*Fall of Fort Washington.
CHAPTER VII. Retreat of Washington through the Jerseys*Disorganization of his Army*Finally takes post beyond the Delaware, near Trenton*Unaccountable apathy*Washington takes advantage of it*Reinforced*Reorganization of the Army*Washington resolves to march on Trenton Passage of the river*The Attack*The Victory*March on Princeton*Astonishment of Cornwallis*Death of Colonel Rahl*The effect of the Victory upon the Country*Poverty of the Army*Robert Morris, the noble Financier.
CHAPTER VIII. Washington's Fame in Europe*Barbarity of the Hessians*Depredations of the
Troops*General Heath summons Fort Independence to surrender*Washington
issues a counter Proclamation to that of Howe*Illy received in New Jersey*Five additional Major Generals and ten Brigadiers appointed*Inhuman treatment
of American Prisoners by the British*Arnold and Wooster drive Governor Tryon
back to his ships*Meigs' Expedition to Sag Harbor*The British Evacuate New
Jersey*Arrival of Lafayette*His Interview with Washington*The British
land at Elk and march on Philadelphia*Washington advances to meet them*Skirmishing*Washington re-crosses the Brandy wine and takes position near
Chad's Ford*Position of the Northern Army, etc.
CHAPTER IX. Battle of Brandy wine*A new account of the loss of the British, found among General Clinton's papers*Washington again offers Howe Battle*Defeat of Wayne at Paoli*Philadelphia taken*Fortifications erected at Mud Bank and Red Bank*Tenacity of Washington*Battle of Germantown*Cause of the Defeat of the Americans.
CHAPTER X. Fall of Burgoyne*Sermon of Timothy Dwight*Letter from Washington to Howe*Attack on Fort Mercer and Death of Count Donop*Gallant Defense and Fall of Fort Mifflin*Fall of Fort Mercer*March of Howe against Washington and Address of the latter to his Troops*The Conway Cabal and fate of the head Conspirators*Valley Forge*Sufferings of the Soldiers*Washington at Prayer*Labors of Washington and Inefficiency of Congress*The Half-Pay Establishment*Washington's Answer to the Complaint that he did not make a Winter Campaign*News of the Alliance of France*Celebration of it in Valley Forge*Baron Steuben and the Effects of his Discipline on the Army*Howe resolves to Evacuate Philadelphia*Council of War in American Camp on the best course to adopt.
CHAPTER XI. Lafayette at Barren Hill*The Oath of Allegiance taken by the Officers*Strange conduct of Lee*Evacuation of Philadelphia*Determination of Washington*Battle of Monmouth and conduct of Lee*Arrival of the French Fleet*Attack on New York planned*Failure of the Attempt against Newport, and Displeasure of the French Commander*Massacre of Baylor's Dragoons and American Troops at Egg Harbor*Destitute condition of the Army, and Opinions of Washington as to the result of it*The Army in Winter Quarters*Miserable condition of Congress*Sickness of Lafayette*Washington consults with Congress on the Plan of the Summer Campaign*Resolves to act solely against the Indians*Sullivan's Expedition*Taking of Stony and Verplanck's Points*Governor Tryon's Foray*Successful Attack of Wayne on Stony Point*Lossing's Accusations refuted*Wretched state of the Currency*Washington's Indignation against Speculators*Count Vergennes' views of Washington*Suffering of the Troops in Winter Quarters at Morristown*The Life Guard*Death of the Spanish Agent Weet*Washington partakes of the Communion in a Presbyterian Church*National Bankruptcy threatened*Arrival of Lafayette with the news of a large French Force having sailed*Noble Conduct of the Ladies of Philadelphia, and of Robert Morris, in Supplying the Soldiers with Clothing.
CHAPTER XII. Fall of Charleston*Arrival of the French Fleet*Defeat of Gates*Washington visits Rochambeau*Treason of Arnold*Arrest of André*His Execution*Cornwallis in the South*Project of an Attack on New York*Suffering of the Troops*Mutiny of Wayne's Command*Mutiny of the New Jersey Troops, and prompt action of Washington*Inefficiency of Congress, and jealousies of the States*Arnold's Expedition into Virginia*Action between the English and French fleet*Lafayette sent South to cooperate with Steuben*Operations in Virginia*Washington's Letter to the Manager of his Estate*State of the Army*Letter to Paul Jones*Patriotism of Robert Morris*Washington prepares to attack New York*Cornwallis retreats before Lafayette to Yorktown*The allied Army marches rapidly South*Washington visits Mount Vernon*Arrival of the French Fleet in the Chesapeake*Weet Anxiety of Washington*Yorktown invested*Progress and Incidents of the Siege*Capitulation of the Army*Excitement and joy of the American People*Effect of the News on the British Ministry.
CHAPTER XIII. Sickness and Death of young Custis*Departure of the French Fleet*Destination of the Troops*Circular Letter to the States*Lincoln Secretary of War*Green around Charleston*Head-quarters at Newburgh*The Temple*Case of Captain Huddy and Captain tc Asgill*Defeat of the English Ministry*Proposal to make Washington king*Settlement of the case of young Asgill*Meeting of French and American Troops at King's Ferry*Destitution of the Officers*Washington's views on the subject*"Newburgh Addresses"*Proclamation of Peace*Washington addresses a Circular Letter to the States*Visits Northern Battle Fields*Disbanding of the Army*Evacuation of New York*Farewell to the Officers*Washington surrenders his Commission to Congress*His feelings on laying down power*Visits his Land West*Improves his Farm*Interview with Lafayette, and Letter to him after his departure*His habits of life*Inefficiency of Congress*Washington's views and feelings on it*Society of the Cincinnati*Convention called to form a Constitution*Washington chosen President*The Constitution*Washington elected First President of the United States.
CHAPTER XIV. Washington prepares to leave Mount Vernon*He visits Fredericksburg, to take leave of his Mother*He departs for New York*The Journey*Triumphal Arch at Trenton*Reception at Elizabethtown*Arrival and welcome at New York*Installation of Washington as First President of the United States*He declines Compensation for his Services*Illness and Recovery*Debate on Titles*Death of the Mother of Washington*Organization of the Departments*Washington makes a Tour through the Eastern States*The Seat of Government is removed from New York to Philadelphia*Establishment of a National Bank*Washington Visits the Southern States*Development of Factions*He desires to retire at the close of his term of Administration*Is induced to serve a second time*Re-inaugurated President of the United States*The French Revolution*England declares War against France*Washington issues a Proclamation of strict neutrality*Opposition and Enmity*M. Genet's Arrival and Assumption*Washington requests his Recall*Relations with England*Jay's Mission*Opposition to the Tax on Distilled Spirits*Proclamation to the Insurgents*Calling out of the Militia*Restoration of Peace*Jay's Treaty*Its Ratification*Resignation of Randolph, Secretary of State*Washington's Private Life*Description of his Appearance on State Occasions*Imprisonment of Lafayette*Washington's Successful Intercession in his behalf*Washington's Farewell Address*Election of John Adams*Washington returns to Mount Vernon*His Life in Retirement*Difficulties with France*Washington appointed Commander-in-Chief*He returns to Philadelphia to organize the Army*Interview with Dr. Logan*Napoleon*Terms of Accommodation at Paris*Washington at Mount Vernon*His Last Illness*His Death*His Character.
LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS:
Portrait of Washington, from an Original Painting by Stuart in the Boston Athenaeum*Putnam receiving the Intelligence of the Battle of Lexington*Portrait of Washington at the age of Forty, from an Original Painting in the possession of George W. P. Custis*Lafayette's Last Interview "With Louis Sixteenth and Marie Antoinette before his Departure for America*Washington at Valley Forge*Mercer mortally wounded at Princeton.
Washington and his Mother*Death of Jumonville*Defeat of Braddock*Burial of Braddock*Washington's Wedding*Christening the Liberty Tree*Planting of the Royal Flag on the Ruins of Fort Duquesne*Knox entering Camp with Artillery*Evacuation of Boston*The Bellman informed of the Passage of the Declaration of Independence*Young tc Callender Fighting his Gun*Descending the Ohio*Quaker Lady Detaining the English General*Washington and Captain Forest inquiring for the Hessian Picket*Washington at Princeton*Countrymen Joining the Army under Gates*Washington Urging the Countryman to Greater Speed*Night Attack at Paoli*Washington endeavoring to Bally the Fugitives*Attack on Fort Mifflin*Abandoning the Vessels at Gloucester*Chairing Colonel Wood as Proxy for Washington*Washington and Lee at Monmouth*Washington Dragging the Poacher Ashore*Molly Pitcher at Monmouth*Scene at Stockbridge, on receiving News of the Battle of Lexington*Tearing Down the Statue of George III*Washington Taking Leave of the Army*Duché's Prayer in Congress*Washington at the Death-bed of young Custis*Washington Taking Leave of his Mother*Washington as a Farmer.
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Timeline of Events in The Life of George Washington
1732- February 22 - George Washington is born in Westmoreland County, Virginia.
1743- George Washington's father Augustine Washington dies.
1748- George Washington becomes surveyor for Lord Fairfax.
1749- George Washington helps lay out Belhaven (now Alexandria), Virginia.*George Washington becomes surveyor of Culpepper County.
1751- George Washington goes to Barbados with his half-brother Lawrence.
1752- George Washington returns from the West Indies.*George Washington's half-brother Lawrence dies and he becomes executor of Mount Vernon.
1753 October - George Washington is sent to Fort Le tc Boeuf.
1754 March - George Washington is promoted to Lt. Colonel.*April - George Washington returns to the Northwest frontier.*May 28 - George Washington defeats a French and Indian force at Great Meadows, Pennsylvania.*July 3 - George Washington surrenders to a French and Indian force at Fort Necessity.*George Washington resigns his commission over disparity in pay.
1755- George Washington volunteers for Maj. General Edward Braddock's expedition to the frontier.*July 9 - George Washington is present at Braddock's Defeat at the Battle of the Wilderness.*July - George Washington is promoted to Colonel and given command of Virginia's militia.
1758- George Washington participates in General John Forbes' expedition against Fort Duquesne.
1759 January - George Washington marries Martha Dandridge Custis.*George Washington begins serving in the Virginia House of Burgesses.*George Washington resigns his commission.
1761- George Washington inherits Mount Vernon.
1774 August 5 - George Washington is appointed a Virginia delegate to the First Continental Congress.
1775 May - George Washington returns as a Virginia delegate to the Second Continental Congress.*June 15 - George Washington is nominated for Commander in Chief by John Adams.*June 17 - George Washington is commissioned as General and Commander in Chief of the newly formed Continental Army.*July 3 - George Washington takes command of the siege of Boston.
1776 March 4 - George Washington occupied Dorchester Heights which overlooked Boston.*March 17 - The British evacuate Boston.*April 13 - George Washington establishes his headquarters at New York City.*August 27 - George Washington is defeated at the Battle of Brooklyn Heights, New York.*September 16 - George Washington is defeated at the Battle of Harlem Heights, New York.*October 28 - George Washington is defeated at the Battle of White Plains, New York.*November 20 - George Washington retreats to Newark, New Jersey.*November 29 - George Washington retreats to Brunswick, New Jersey.*December 2 - George Washington retreats to Princeton, New Jersey.*December 3 - George Washington retreats to Trenton, New Jersey*December 7 - George Washington retreats across the Delaware River into Pennsylvania.*December 26 - George Washington is victorious at the Battle of Trenton, New Jersey.*December 30 - George Washington crosses back into New Jersey.
1777 January 2 - George Washington is victorious at the Battle of Princeton, New Jersey.*January 6 - George Washington enters winter quarters at Morristown, New Jersey.*May 28 - George Washington leaves winter quarters.*August 24 - George Washington marches through Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.*September 11 - George Washington is defeated at the Battle of Brandywine, Pennsylvania.*September 16 - George Washington skirmishes with Maj. General William Howe at Warren Tavern, Pennsylvania.*October 4 - George Washington is defeated at the Battle of Germantown, Pennsylvania.*December 19 - George Washington enters winter quarters at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania.
1778 June 20 - George Washington leaves winter quarters.*June 28 - George Washington is victorious at the Battle of Monmouth Courthouse, New Jersey.
1779 December 1 - George Washington enters winter quarters at Morristown, New Jersey.
1780 June 23 - George Washington leaves winter quarters.*October 14 - George Washington selects Maj. General Nathanael Greene as the new Southern Department Commander.
1781 May 22 - George Washington meets with Comte de Rochambeau at Wethersfield, Connecticut.*August 14 - George Washington receives word that the French fleet is on its way to Virginia.*August 20 - George Washington begins crossing the Hudson River to Stony Point.*August 28 - George Washington camps at Chatham.*August 30 - George Washington marches to Princeton, Pennsylvania.*September 1 - George Washington arrives at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.*September 5- George Washington arrives at Chester, Pennsylvania - George Washington learns of Admiral de Grasse's arrival in Chesapeake Bay.*September 6 - George Washington arrives at Head of Elk, Pennsylvania.*September 9 - George Washington arrives at Mount Vernon.*September 12- George Washington leaves Mount Vernon - George Washington learns that Admiral de Grasse has sailed to confront a British fleet.*September 15 - George Washington learns that Admiral de Grasse has returned and Admiral de Barras has also arrived.*September 28 - George Washington arrives at Yorktown, Virginia.*September 29 - George Washington inspects the British position at Yorktown.*October 6 - George Washington begins formal siege operations against Yorktown.*October 9 - George Washington begins bombardment of Yorktown.*October 20 - George Washington presides over the British surrender of Yorktown. Virginia.
1783 March 15 - George Washington addresses his officers and diffuses the Newburgh Conspiracy.*December 4 - George Washington attends a farewell celebration given by his officers.*December 23 - George Washington resigns his commission.
1787- George Washington is involved in the creation of the Ordinance of 1787.*George Washington serves as the Virginia delegate to the Federal Convention and is elected presiding officer.
1789- George Washington is elected the first President of the United States under the Constitution.*April 30 - George Washington takes the oath of office and begins his presidency.
1792- George Washington is reelected to a second term as President.
1796 September 17 - George Washington delivers his Farewell Address.
1799 December 14 - George Washington dies at Mount Vernon.
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