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Contents Preface Acknowledgments Introduction 1784 "A Private Citizen on the Banks of the Potomac" George Washington 1785 "Two of the Richest Days of My Life" Elkanah Watson 1785 "The First Man in the World" Robert Hunter 1786 Laboring Hands George Washington 1787 A Model for the Nation Samuel Powel 1788 Dinner and Talk of the New Constitution Olney Winsor 1796 "Washington Has Something Uncommonly Majestic and Commanding in His Walk, His Address, His Figure and His Countenance" Benjamin Henry Latrobe 1797 "They Hoped They Would No Longer Be Slaves in Ten Years" Louis-Philippe 1798 Acute Observations: From Domestic Pursuits to Concern for the Nation Julian Ursyn Niemcewicz 1799 "Tranquil Happiness Reigns" Elizabeth Ambler Carrington 1801 Dinner with the Widow Washington Samuel Latham Mitchill 1802 Mount Vernon during Martha Washington's Last Days Thomas Pim Cope 1818 "Ingratitude Is upon Us" A Letter to a Friend in Richmond 1821 Sold: Fifty-four Negroes Bushrod Washington 1822 Public Property? Charles H. Ruggles 1822 No Eating, Drinking, and Dancing Parties Allowed Bushrod Washington 1823 The Fourth of July From the National Intelligencer 1824 Lafayette's Return Auguste Levasseur 1826 Shock and Consolation Thomas Hayes 1826 Improprieties and Threats From the Microcosm 1826 "These Grounds Should Be the Property of the Nation" A Veteran Officer 1832 Overwhelmed by the Nation's History From the Family Magazine 1832 A Death in the Family The Account of an Anonymous Physician 1833 "A Glorious Remembrance" Caroline Moore 1834 Going to Ruin Benjamin Brown French 1834 Mecca of the Mind From the New-England Magazine 1839 "I Was Never More Disappointed in My Life" L. Osgood 1840 An Inheritance Shared with the Nation Jane Charlotte Washington 1840 "Marked and Scratched All Over" Robert W. Nelson 1841 A Rare Opportunity M**** 1842 The New Proprietor John Augustine Washington 1843 "Without Thinking That We Trespassed" Caroline Wells Healey 1844 "A Voice Now Calls, Which Should Touch a Responsive Chord in Every Heart" From the Democratic Union 1846 Preserve This "Landmark on the Highway of Human Freedom" Samuel I. Prime 1850 An Appeal to the North and the South Mrs. C**** 1850 "The Most Delightful Day of Our Lives" "Rambler" 1850 Yielding to the Desires of the Public From the New-York Daily Tribune 1851 A Staff for the Holy Land Orlando B. Willcox 1852 A Visit from Kossuth W. T. C. 1853 Enter the Ladies Louisa Cunningham 1854 A Progress Report Anonymous 1856 "Holy Ground, Sacred Pleasure" Augusta Blanche Berard 1861 Homage and Anguish A Letter Written on Board the U.S. Pawnee 1861 Soldiers and Shawls Sarah Tracy 1861 Whither Washington? From the New York Times 1861 "We Are Overrun with Soldiers" Mollie 1862 "Vandals Looking for Relics" Private Robert Knox Sneden 1865 "We Believe the Place Where We Are Standing to Be Holy" George W. Clymans Appendix: The Washingtons of Mount Vernon
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Mount Vernon (Va. : Estate).
Washington, George, 1732-1799 -- Homes and haunts -- Virginia -- Mount Vernon (Estate).