Lost Episode for August 26

Lost Episode for August 26

Written by on August 27, 2014 in Founding Fathers with 0 Comments

By Kenyn Cureton On August 26, 1783, General George Washington addressed Congress in session at Princeton, New Jersey, graciously accepting their accolades but humbly reminding them that the credit for the victory over Great Britain should go to many others, especially to God: “Notwithstanding Congress seems to estimate the value of my life beyond any […]

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Lost Episode for August 25

Lost Episode for August 25

Written by on August 26, 2014 in Founding Fathers with 0 Comments

By Kenyn Cureton On August 25, 1789, George Washington’s mother Mary died at 82 years of age. Prior to that, he had paid a visit to his mother, who was struggling with cancer, soon after he had received the notification of his unanimous election as President of the United States. Washington’s final farewell to his […]

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Lost Episode for August 22

Lost Episode for August 22

Written by on August 23, 2014 in Founding Fathers with 0 Comments

By Kenyn Cureton One of the wealthiest men in Virginia, George Mason was the primary author of the Virginia Constitution and the Virginia Bill of Rights and is often called the “Father of the Bill of Rights” because of his insistence that such rights be enumerated in the U.S. Constitution. Although he was a delegate […]

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Lost Episode for August 20

Lost Episode for August 20

Written by on August 20, 2014 in Founding Fathers with 0 Comments

By Kenyn Cureton On August 20, 1778, General George Washington wrote to Brigadier General Thomas Nelson of Virginia from White Plains, New York, reflecting on some recent victories, notably at Saratoga: “It is not a little pleasing, nor less wonderful to contemplate, that after two years…undergoing the strangest vicissitudes that perhaps ever attended any one […]

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