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Washington, George (1732-1799) Journal of Major George Washington, sent by the Hon. Robert Dinwiddie

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00419.01 Author/Creator: Washington, George (1732-1799) Place Written: London Type: Book Date: 1754 Pagination: 32 p. 21 x 13 cm

Summary of Content: First English Edition, with rare folding map (housed separately as .02) of what became the Eastern United States to Mississippi River. Howes W134, Sabin 101710, Church 999, Streeter Sale 1713. Originally published in Williamsburg.

Background Information: Signer of the U.S. Constitution.

People: Washington, George, 1732-1799

Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: PresidentFrench and Indian WarFranceMilitary HistoryGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicySoldier's DiaryGeography and Natural HistoryPresident

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