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Washington, George, 1732-1799

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1732-02-22 - 1799-12-14

American political leader, military general, statesman, and Founding Father who served as the first president of the United States from 1789 to 1797.

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George Washington Letter, 1779-05-13

 Item
Identifier: MS-165
Scope and Contents Address made by George Washington to the “Chief Men, Deputies from the Delaware Nation”, dated May 13, 1779. He promises the friendship of the United States to the Indians and tells them to take any grievances they may have to Congress. He also tells them that until recently the United States has fought the English alone, but now the ”Great King of France is become our Good Brother and Ally…” He signs it “Commander in chief of all the Armies in the United States of America.”
Dates: 1779-05-13