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The Papers of George Washington
Revolutionary War Series, vol. 25
George Washington. Edited by William M. Ferraro

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The Papers of George Washington
Presidential Series, vol. 19
George Washington

Volume 19 of the Presidential Series (October 1795 through March 1796) features the final stages of the controversy about the 1794 Treaty of Amity, Commerce, and Navigation with Great Britain (the Jay Treaty). In August, George Washington had ratified the treaty, with a condition attached by the... More


The Papers of George Washington
Revolutionary War Series, vol. 24
George Washington. Benjamin L. Huggins

With volume 24 of the Revolutionary War Series, the conflict enters a new decade. New Year's Day 1780 finds Washington in winter quarters at Morristown, N.J., having established his headquarters at the Ford mansion there one month earlier.During the weeks covered by this volume, the Continental... More


The Papers of George Washington
Revolutionary War Series, vol. 23
George Washington. Edited by William M. Ferraro

As October 1779 became November, George Washington realized that autumn had advanced too far for a combined Franco-American assault against the British forces in New York City that year, and he curtailed preparations. After a large British expedition departed New York in late December, Washington... More


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
Presidential Series, vol. 18
George Washington. Edited by Carol S. Ebel

International issues occupy much of Washington's attention in volume 18 of the Presidential Series, which covers 1 April through 30 September 1795. Peace agreements were made with Morocco in August and with Algiers in September. Thomas Pinckney traveled to Spain to renew negotiations over use of... More


The Papers of George Washington
Presidential Series, vol. 17
George Washington. Edited by David R. Hoth and Carol S. Ebel

The highlight events of the months from October 1794 through March 1795, the period documented by volume 17 of the Presidential Series, were the suppression of the Whiskey Insurrection in western Pennsylvania and the negotiation of the Jay Treaty with Great Britain.The volume opens with Washington... More


The Papers of George Washington
Revolutionary War Series, vol. 22
George Washington. Edited by Benjamin L. Huggins

Volume 22 of the Revolutionary War Series covers 1 Aug. through 21 Oct. 1779. As it begins, Washington is focused on expanding and strengthening the fortifications at West Point, N.Y., in the wake of the British attack in June that had captured King's Ferry, New York. Although he had to concentrate... More


The Papers of George Washington
Revolutionary War Series, vol. 21
George Washington. Edited by William M. Ferraro

During the busy and challenging months of June and July 1779 (the period covered in this volume), George Washington remained the fulcrum for Continental army activities. Through his exertions and leadership, the troops under his direct supervision quickly broke their winter encampment at... More


The Papers of George Washington
Presidential Series, vol. 16
George Washington. Edited by David R. Hoth and Carol S. Ebel

During the spring and summer of 1794, Washington and his cabinet faced concerns that arose from the ongoing war in Europe. Embargo evasions, activities of French and British privateers, and the formation of a league of armed neutrality by Denmark and Sweden required appropriate administrative... More


The Papers of George Washington
Revolutionary War Series, vol. 20
George Washington. Edited by Edward G. Lengel

Volume 20 of the Revolutionary War Series covers 8 April to 31 May 1779. As it begins, Washington is gathering intelligence in preparation for a summer expedition against the Iroquois Confederacy. After considering various intelligence reports compiled with the help of scouts and spies, he issued... More


The Papers of George Washington
Revolutionary War Series, vol. 19
George Washington. Edited by Philander D. Chase and William M. Ferraro

Volume 19 of the Revolutionary War Series documents Washington’s activities during the winter and early spring of 1779, when the bulk of his army was encamped at Middlebrook, New Jersey, strategically situated where the Watchung Mountains rise from the coastal plain in the middle of the state.... More


The Papers of George Washington
Presidential Series, vol. 15
George Washington. Edited by Christine Sternberg Patrick

Volume 15 documents the period from 1 January through 30 April 1794, a time when Washington continued to focus his efforts as president on preventing the United States from becoming entangled in the continuing war between France and Great Britain. Of particular concern was French and British... More


The Papers of George Washington
Presidential Series, vol. 14
George Washington. Edited by David R. Hoth

During the last four months of 1793, the period documented by volume 14 of the Presidential Series, George Washington and his administration remained chiefly involved with maintaining the neutrality of the United States. The activities of French privateers in American waters required the... More


The Papers of George Washington
Revolutionary War Series, vol. 18
George Washington. Edited by Edward G. Lengel

Volume 18 of the Revolutionary War Series covers the period 1 November 1778 through 14 January 1779. It begins with George Washington at Fredericksburg, New York, watching New York City for signs that the British were about to evacuate North America. The British had very different intentions,... More


The Papers of George Washington
Revolutionary War Series, vol. 17
George Washington. Edited by Philander D. Chase

Volume 17 of the Revolutionary War Series opens with Washington moving his army north from White Plains, New York, into new positions that ran from West Point to Danbury, Connecticut. His purpose in doing so was threefold: to protect his army, to protect the strategically important Hudson highlands... More


The Papers of George Washington
Presidential Series, vol. 13
George Washington. Edited by Christine Sternberg Patrick

Volume 13 of the Presidential Series documents the period from 1 June through 31 August 1793, a time when Washington focused his efforts as president on keeping the United States neutral during the war between France and Great Britain. The greatest challenge came from the presence in U.S. ports of... More


The Papers of George Washington
Revolutionary War Series, vol. 16
George Washington. Edited by David R. Hoth

Volume 16 of the Revolutionary War Series documents the period from the beginning of July to mid-September 1778, a time of unusual optimism for Washington and his army. One of the first documents in the volume is Washington's detailed report to Congress of what was seen as a great victory at the... More


The Papers of George Washington
Revolutionary War Series, vol. 15
George Washington. Edited by Edward G. Lengel

Volume 19 of the Revolutionary War Series documents Washington's activities during the winter and early spring of 1779, when the bulk of his army was encamped at Middlebrook, New Jersey, strategically situated where the Watchung Mountains rise from the coastal plain in the middle of the state.... More


The Papers of George Washington
Presidential Series, vol. 12
George Washington. Edited by Philander D. Chase

In the period covered by volume 12, mid-January through May 1793, Washington completed his first term as president and began his second term with a modest inauguration ceremony. Washington continued his efforts to keep the United States out of the expanding European war between France and a... More


The Papers of George Washington
Revolutionary War Series, vol. 14
George Washington. Edited by Philander D. Chase

Volume 14 of the Revolutionary War Series opens on 1 March 1778 with Washington praising his troops for their "uncomplaining Patience during the scarcity of provisions in Camp" and exhorting them to persevere in the face of any "occasional" shortages that might yet occur. Indeed, the documents... More


The Papers of George Washington
Revolutionary War Series, vol. 13
George Washington. Edited by Philander D. Chase

Volume 13 of the Revolutionary War Series documents a crucial portion of the winter encampment at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, when the fate of Washington’s army hung in the balance. The volume begins with Washington’s soldiers hard at work erecting log huts to the general’s specifications and... More


The Papers of George Washington
Presidential Series, vol. 11
George Washington. Edited by Philander D. Chase

Volume 11, which covers the closing months of Washington's first presidential term, opens with Washington at Mount Vernon, tending to both public and private affairs. The implementation of a federal excise tax on domestically produced whiskey provoked opposition that became violent in western... More


The Papers of George Washington
Presidential Series, vol. 10
George Washington. Edited by Philander D. Chase

Volume 10 of the Presidential Series continues the fourth chronological series of The Papers of George Washington. The Presidential Series, when complete, will cover the eight precedent-setting years of Washington's presidency. These volumes present the public papers written by or sent to... More


The Papers of George Washington
Revolutionary War Series, vol. 12
George Washington. Edited by Philander D. Chase

Volume 12 of the Revolutionary War Series documents Washington's unsuccessful efforts to capitalize on the American victory at Saratoga and his decision to encamp the Continental army for the winter at Valley Forge. The volume opens with the British forces at Philadelphia, where they had returned... More


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