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Why Washington is "the darling of his army"...



Item # 644424

January 5, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, Jan. 5, 1782 

* General George Washington
* American Revolutionary War


Page 2 has a great report noting: "General Washington, we are informed, at the outset of the American war, had an estate of at least 8000 pounds a year. He has received no pay from the Congress as Commander in Chief, except the expence of his table, which his friends insisted upon disbursing, as that is greatly encreased by the post he holds in the army. He has often been solicited to reside in a house, but determined to share the fate of his officers & soldiers he prefers living in camp, nor does he indulge himself in any excesses at his table, contented to live with & as his brother officers do...he is the darling of his army..." and a bit more (red tax stamp interferes a bit: see).
Eight pages, never bound nor trimmed, 9 by 12 inches, good condition.

Category: The 1600's and 1700's

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