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Inauguration of the President-His Addresses to Congress-

Answers of the two Houses—The Arrangements of his
Household His Regulations for Visitors-The Reasons of
their adoption—The Relations of the United States with
Foreign Powers-Congress establishes the Departments of
the Government--The President fills them—He visits New
England-His Reception Addresses to him-His Answers
Negotiations with the Indians—Treaty with the Creeks
War with the Wabash and Miamis Tribes General Har-

mar's Expedition Saint Clair defeated - General Wayne
victorious and makes a Treaty with them-Second Session
of Congress-Fiscal Arrangements of the Secretary of the
Treasury-Indisposition of the President-He visits Mount

Vernon-Meets Congress at Philadelphia-His Tour to the

Southern States-Second Congress-The President refuses

his Signature to the Representative Bill—Contemplates re-

tiring to private Life-Consents to be a Candidate for the

Second Presidency

LIFE

OF

GEORGE WASHINGTON.

CHAPTER I.

His Birth-Education-Appointed an Adjutant General of the

militiaHis embassy to the Ohio-Commissioned as Lieute.nant-Colonel of a regular regiment-Surprises a detachment of French troops-Capitulation of Fort NecessityHe is appointe ed a rolunteer Aid-de-camp to General Braddock-His bra. very in the action in which that General fell-He is appointed the Colonel of a regiment, and Commander-in-chief of the Vire ginia troops-His efforts to defend the frontiers-His erertions in the expedition under General Forbes to gain possession of Fort du Quesne--Resigns his commission.

GEORGE WASHINGTON was born in the county of Westmoreland, Virginia, on the 22d day of February, 1732. He was the third son of Mr. Augustine Washington, and the great grandson of Mr. John Washington, a gentleman of a family of some distinction in the north of England, who emigrated about the year 1657, and took up the estate on which the subject of these memoirs was born.

At the age of ten years, by the death of his father,

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