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The Papers of George Washington
Revolutionary War Series, vol. 4
George Washington. Edited by W. W. Abbot and Dorothy Twohig

Volume 4 completes the documentary record of Washington's first year as commander in chief of the Continental army. It opens with his final preparations to leave Cambridge following the successful siege of Boston and concludes with news that General William Howe's British army was soon to arrive at... More


The Papers of George Washington
Retirement Series, vol. 3
George Washington. Edited by W. W. Abbot and Edward G. Lengel

In the fall of 1798, Washington was immersed in the business of creating a military force to deal with the threat of an all-out war with France. A clash over Alexander Hamilton's rank in the army led Washington to contemplate resignation of his own post as commander in chief of the army, and the... More


The Papers of George Washington
Retirement Series, vol. 4
George Washington. Edited by W. W. Abbot

In the spring of 1799, the relaxation of tensions between France and the United States allowed Washington to redirect his attention to his personal affairs. He drew up a new will that summer and made arrangements for the breakup of the estate he had amassed in the course of his life; but he also... More


The Papers of George Washington
Retirement Series, vol. 1
George Washington. Edited by W. W. Abbot

During the first ten months of Washington's retirement, Washington was, as he said, busier than ever before, breaking in a new farm manager, repairing and refurbishing long-neglected buildings, hiring new overseers and a new gardener from Britain, and most difficult, and perhaps most important of... More


The Papers of George Washington
Retirement Series, vol. 2
George Washington. Edited by W. W. Abbot

In the early months of 1798, Washington's correspondence relates mostly to such private concerns as the management of his Mount Vernon estate, his tenants in Virginia, his lands in the West and in Pennsylvania, and the education of Washington Parke Custis and the marriage of Nelly Custis, but he... More


The Papers of George Washington
Confederation Series, vol. 4
George Washington. Edited by W. W. Abbot and Dorothy Twohig

Volume Four spans the critical period between April 1786 and January 1787. Washington spent all of this period at home at Mount Vernon, managing and improving his estate. Yet he remained a keen observer of the national scene, receiving a steady stream of reports on political developments from... More


The Papers of George Washington
Colonial Series, vol. 10
George Washington. Edited by W. W. Abbot and Dorothy Twohig

The ten-volume Colonial Series, covering the years 1748-1775, takes the young Washington through his command of the Virginia Regiment during the French and Indian War and then focuses on his political and business activities as a Virginia planter during the fifteen years before the American... More


The Papers of George Washington
Confederation Series, vol. 3
George Washington. Edited by W. W. Abbot and Dorothy Twohig

Volume Three of the Confederation Series of The Papers of George Washington spans the year between May 1785 and April 1786, described by Washington's biographer Douglas Southall Freeman as a year of "drought and distraction." Washington spent most of these months at Mount Vernon, continuing to... More


The Papers of George Washington
Colonial Series, vol. 9
George Washington. Edited by W. W. Abbot and Dorothy Twohig

The ten-volume Colonial Series, covering the years 1748-1775, takes the young Washington through his command of the Virginia Regiment during the French and Indian War and then focuses on his political and business activities as a Virginia planter during the fifteen years before the American... More


The Papers of George Washington
Revolutionary War Series, vol. 5
George Washington. Edited by W. W. Abbot and Dorothy Twohig

Volume 5 covers the preliminary phase of the New York campaign, the period from mid-June to mid-August 1776 when the stage was set for Washington's greatest challenge yet as commander in chief of the Continental army. As the summer weeks passed, the British concentrated a massive military force in... More


The Papers of George Washington
Presidential Series, vol. 4
George Washington. Edited by W. W. Abbot and Dorothy Twohig

Volume 4 covers the fall and early winter of 1789-90 and focuses on the problems facing the new administration. Many documents in this volume deal with the difficulties Washington encountered in his attempt to staff the federal judiciary and his fears that failure to attract viable candidates for... More


The Papers of George Washington
Colonial Series, vol. 8
George Washington. Edited by W. W. Abbot and Dorothy Twohig

The ten-volume Colonial Series, covering the years 1748-1775, takes the young Washington through his command of the Virginia Regiment during the French and Indian War and then focuses on his political and business activities as a Virginia planter during the fifteen years before the American... More


The Papers of George Washington
Confederation Series, vol. 1
George Washington. Edited by W. W. Abbot and Dorothy Twohig

This is the first volume of an eight-volume edition of Washington's papers in the Confederation period. Unlike the series devoted to Washington's Revolutionary War and presidential papers, the Confederation Series is composed almost entirely of personal letters and includes very few official... More


The Papers of George Washington
Confederation Series, vol. 2
George Washington. Edited by W. W. Abbot and Dorothy Twohig

Volume 2 documents Washington's emergence as the extraordinarily active leader of the move to open the upper reaches of the Potomac to navigation and to use it to tie the fast-settling West to the seaboard states. Besides documents relating to Washington's presidency of the Potomac River Company... More


The Papers of George Washington
Colonial Series, vol. 7
George Washington. Edited by W. W. Abbot and Dorothy Twohig

The ten-volume Colonial Series, covering the years 1748-1775, takes the young Washington through his command of the Virginia Regiment during the French and Indian War and then focuses on his political and business activities as a Virginia planter during the fifteen years before the American... More


The Papers of George Washington
Presidential Series, vol. 3
George Washington. Edited by W. W. Abbot

Volume 3 covers most of the summer of 1789 and focuses primarily on the problems facing the new administration. Because of the president's serious illness during this period, a larger proportion of the documents than usual are letters and papers sent to Washington, including massive reports from... More


The Papers of George Washington
Revolutionary War Series, vol. 3
George Washington. Edited by W. W. Abbot

Volume 3 covers the final months of the siege of Boston. It opens with General Washington proclaiming the commencement of the remodeled Continental army on New Year's Day 1776 and closes at the end of March as he prepares to depart for New York in the wake of the British evacuation of Boston.... More


The Papers of George Washington
Colonial Series, vol. 5
George Washington. Edited by W. W. Abbot

The ten-volume Colonial Series, covering the years 1748-1775, takes the young Washington through his command of the Virginia Regiment during the French and Indian War and then focuses on his political and business activities as a Virginia planter during the fifteen years before the American... More


The Papers of George Washington
Colonial Series, vol. 6
George Washington. Edited by W. W. Abbot

The ten-volume Colonial Series, covering the years 1748-1775, takes the young Washington through his command of the Virginia Regiment during the French and Indian War and then focuses on his political and business activities as a Virginia planter during the fifteen years before the American... More


The Papers of George Washington
Presidential Series, vol. 1
George Washington. Edited by W. W. Abbot

Volume 1 of the Presidential Series covers the months immediately before Washinton's election. Opening in September 1788, at the point when it was certain that the Constitution would be ratified, the documents trace the mounting public pressure upon Washington to agree to accept the presidency. His... More


The Papers of George Washington
Presidential Series, vol. 2
George Washington. Edited by W. W. Abbot

Volume 2 is concerned largely with Washington's inaugural jouney to New York and his initial activites as president upon his arrival. The documents, with annotations, chronicle the public adulation and the elaborate receptions and public addresses that the new president encountered along his route... More


The Papers of George Washington
Revolutionary War Series, vol. 2
George Washington. Edited by W. W. Abbot

This volume covers the middle months of the siege of Boston when George Washington faced the delicate task of disbanding one army and recruiting another, all within musket shot of the British forces. Throughout the fall of 1775, assisted and sometimes thwarted by congressmen, New England officials... More


The Papers of George Washington
Revolutionary War Series, vol. 1
George Washington. Edited by W. W. Abbot

Volume 1 of the Revolutionary War Series begins with Washington's address of 16 June 1775 accepting command of the Continental army and continues to the middle of September 1775. The focus of the volume is on Washington's initial effort to make an effective fighting force out of the green... More


The Papers of George Washington
Colonial Series, vol. 4
George Washington. Edited by W. W. Abbot

The ten-volume Colonial Series, covering the years 1748-1775, takes the young Washington through his command of the Virginia Regiment during the French and Indian War and then focuses on his political and business activities as a Virginia planter during the fifteen years before the American... More


The Papers of George Washington
Colonial Series, vol. 3
George Washington. Edited by W. W. Abbot

The ten-volume Colonial Series, covering the years 1748-1775, takes the young Washington through his command of the Virginia Regiment during the French and Indian War and then focuses on his political and business activities as a Virginia planter during the fifteen years before the American... More


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