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1859 Book Illustrated Life of George Washington
By Hon. J. T. Headley
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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
and Soldiers of revolutionary times. Together with an interesting account of
Mount Vernon As It Is.
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this book with the map. The map is in good shape. One small tear
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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
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Washington, a biography from the pen of Mr. Headley, of that great and good man,
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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
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
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
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
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
CHAPTER XI. Lafayette at Barren Hill*The Oath of Allegiance taken by the
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
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
1753 October - George Washington is sent to Fort Le
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
1758- George Washington participates in General John Forbes' expedition against Fort
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
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,
1778 June 20 - George Washington leaves winter quarters.*June 28 - George Washington is victorious at the Battle of Monmouth Courthouse,
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.
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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