By Frank E. Grizzard Jr.
George Washington ruled his period like few different americans. but the complexity of the historical occasions he used to be inquisitive about and the sheer value of his correspondence—the so much voluminous in colonial America—can be overwhelming for researchers.
The target of this quantity is to make the larger-than-life determine of George Washington available to trendy researchers. In its two hundred entries readers will find a certain and incredible portrait. Washington was once now not a chilly, aloof, and unknowable guy, yet was once super convivial by way of nature; a common who commanded the Continental military with no pay yet was once a greater administrator than army strategist; a guy of deeds whose visual appeal used to be, in keeping with one modern, ''truly noble and majestic;'' a guy recognized to his contemporaries for his whole honesty.
Read or Download George Washington: A Biographical Companion PDF
Similar encyclopedias & subject guides books
This informative A-to-Z advisor comprises the entire fabric a reader must comprehend the function of girls all through America's political historical past. It covers the folks, occasions, and phrases concerned about the background of ladies and politics.
- Renewables Information 2009
- Agricultural Policies in Emerging Economies 2009: Monitoring and Evaluation
- The new Larousse gastronomique : the encyclopedia of food, wine & cookery
- Balance of Payments Statistics Yearbook 2014
Extra resources for George Washington: A Biographical Companion
Lt. Col. John Jameson, the Continental officer to whom André was carried after his capture, was perplexed that the prisoner had been taken behind the lines and unsure of what to do. His decision proved fateful for both André and Arnold: he sent the prisoner to Arnold but the captured papers to Washington. American intelligence officer Maj. Benjamin Tallmadge, learning of what had taken place, suspected treason on the part of Arnold and managed to prevent André from being delivered to Arnold. Meanwhile, the American general made his getaway.
Even Washington’s praise of Arnold was not enough to win Arnold favor with Congress: “It is needless to say anything of this gentleman’s military character. ” Washington was able to persuade Arnold not to resign his commission, however, and at Washington’s request Arnold went to the northern department to assist Major General Schuyler in preparing the region against British general John Burgoyne’s encroaching forces. When the anti-Schuyler faction finally succeeded in having Schuyler replaced by Maj.
Congress by their resolve have unanimously approved of my determination to retaliate,” wrote Washington. “The Army have advised it, and the Country look for it. ” Asgill was neither executed nor restored to his former status, and the affair lingered through the spring and summer into the fall of 1782, with Washington privately wishing for Asgill’s release. Lady Asgill successfully pleaded the injustice of her son’s predicament with Charles Gravier, comte de Vergennes (1717–1787), the French foreign minister, who presented her plea to the French court.