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Washington, George (1732-1799) [Mount Vernon account page].

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC08228 Author/Creator: Washington, George (1732-1799) Place Written: Mount Vernon, Virginia Type: Document Date: 12 January 1785 Pagination:

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC08228 Author/Creator: Washington, George (1732-1799) Place Written: Mount Vernon, Virginia Type: Document Date: 12 January 1785 Pagination:

Summary of Content: Account page from Mount Vernon listing monies paid to George Washington by Lewis Lamart, one of his rent collectors.

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

People: Washington, George, 1732-1799

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: PresidentMount VernonLandlord and TenantFinance

Sub Era: Creating a New Government

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