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Journal of My Journey over the Mountains in the Northern Neck of Virginia Beyond the Blue Ridge, 1747-1748

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ISBN-10: 0548674698

ISBN-13: 9780548674697

Edition: N/A

Authors: George Washington, Joseph M. Toner

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JOURNAL OF MY Journey Over the Mountains GEORGE WASHINGTON, WHILE SURVEYING FOR LORD THOMAS FAIRFAX, BARON OF CAMERON, IN THE NORTHERN NECK OF VIRGINIA, BEYOND THE BLUE RIDGE, pied from fhr Original with Literal Exactness and Edited with Notes BY J. M. TONER, M. D. ALBANY, - 1892 - TABLE OF ILLUSTRATIONS. I. Mount Vernon farms, to face page.. ....... 2. Mount Vernon hills - made as early as I 747, traced from original, to face page.. ..... 3. Plan of Major Lawrence Washingtons tur- nip field, traced from original, to face page ................................ 4. Plan of survey of land known as Hell Hole, traced from original, to face page. ...... 5. Mount Vernon river front at mouth of…    
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List price: $21.95
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing, LLC
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 168
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.39" tall
Weight: 0.572
Language: English

George Washington was born in Westmoreland County, Va., on Feb. 22, 1732. His father died in 1743, and Washington went to live with his half brother Lawrence at Mount Vernon. He was appointed surveyor for Culpeper County in 1749. Washington's brother died in 1752 he ultimately inherited the Mount Vernon estate. Washington first gained public notice when, as adjutant of one of Virginia's four military districts, he was dispatched in October 1753 by Govenor Robert Dinwiddie on a fruitless mission to warn the French commander at Fort Le Boeuf against further encroachment on territory claimed by Britain. Discouraged by his defeat and angered by discrimination between British and colonial…