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LIFE

OF

GEORGE WASHINGTON.

CHAPTER I.

His Birth-Education-Appointed an Adjutant General of the

militiaHis embassy to the Ohio-Commissioned as Lieutenant-Colonel of a regular regiment --Surprises a detachment of French troops-Capitulation of Fort Necessity-He is appointe ed a volunteer Aid-de-camp to General Braddock-His bra. tery in the action in which that General fell--Ile is appointed the Colonel of a regiment, and Commander-in-chief of the Vire ginia troops--His efforts to defend the frontiersHis exertions 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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