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Pioneer History of the Holland Purchase of Western New York: Embracing Some ... - Page 200
by Orsamus Turner - 1849 - 666 pages
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The Republic: A Monthly Magazine of American Literature ..., Volumes 3-4

1852
...the very time of the Congress of Aix la Chapelle, the woods of Virginia sheltered the youthful George "Washington, the • son of a widow. Born by the side...Westmoreland farmer, almost from infancy, his lot has been the lot of an orphan. No academy had welcomed him to its shades; no college crowned him with...
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Historical Collections of Virginia: Containing a Collection of the Most ...

Henry Howe - Virginia - 1852 - 544 pages
...the very time of the Congress of Aix-la-Chapelle, the woods of Virginia sheltered the youthful George Washington, the son of a widow. Born by the side of...from infancy his lot had been the lot of an orphan, fio academy had welcomed him to its shades, no collide crowned him with its honors: to read, to write,...
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History of the United States: History of the colonization of the United States

George Bancroft - United States - 1853
...the very time of the congress of Aix la Chapelle, the woods of Virginia sheltered the youthful George Washington, the son of a widow. Born by the side of...crowned him with its honors : to read, to write, to cipher — these had been his degrees in knowledge. And now, at sixteen years of age, in quest of an...
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The Homes of the New World: Impressions of America, Volume 2

Fredrika Bremer - Architecture, Domestic - 1853
...the very time of the Congress of Aix-la-Chapelle, the woods of Virginia sheltered the youthful George Washington, the son of a widow. Born by the side of...crowned him with its honors ; to read, to write, to cipher—these had been his degrees in knowledge. And now, at sixteen years of age, in quest of an...
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The Homes of the New World; Impressions of America, Volume 3

Fredrika Bremer - 1853
...the very time of the congress of Aix-la-Chapelle, the woods of Virginia sheltered the youthful George Washington, the son of a widow. Born by the side of...him to its shades ; no college crowned him with its honours ; to read, to write, to cipher — these had been bis degrees in knowledge. And now at sixteen...
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The Dawning of Genius: Exemplified and Exhibited in the Early Lives of ...

Theodore Alois Buckley - Biography - 1853 - 408 pages
...very time of the Congress of Aix la Chapelle, the woods of Virginia sheltered the youthful G-EOBGE WASHINGTON, the son of a widow. Born by the side of the Potomac, beneath the roof of a Westmoreland farmer's cottage, almost from infancy his lot had been the lot of an orphan : no academy had welcomed...
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Miscellaneous Essays and Reviews, Volume 2

Albert Barnes - Christianity - 1855
...words of the historian of the United States,) " the woods of Virginia sheltered the youthful George Washington, the son of a widow. Born by the side of...him to its shades, no college crowned him with its honours; to read, to write, to cipher—these bad been his degrees in knowledge. And now, at sixteen...
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Miscellaneous Essays and Reviews

Albert Barnes - 1855
...words of the historian of the United States,) " the woods of Virginia sheltered the youthful George Washington, the son of a widow. Born by the side of...beneath the roof of a Westmoreland farmer, almost from iyffancy his lot had been the lot of an orphan. No academy had welcomed him to its shades, no college...
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Rambles in the Path of the Steam-horse: An Off-hand Olla Podrida, Embracing ...

Eli Bowen - History - 1855 - 444 pages
...the very time of the Congress of Aix-la-Chapelle, the woods of Virginia !heltered the youthful George Washington, the son of a widow. Born by the side of the Potomac, beneath the roof of a Westmore'and farmer, almost from infancy bis lot had been the lot of an orphan. No academy had welcomed...
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The Prose Writers of America: With a Survey of the Intellectual History ...

Rufus Wilmot Griswold - American prose literature - 1856 - 552 pages
...the very time of the congress of Aix la Chapelle, the woods of Virginia sheltered the youthful George Washington, the son of a widow. Born by the side of...lot had been the lot of an orphan. No academy had weleomed him to its shades, no college crowned him with its honours: to read, to write, to cipher —...
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