Washington's Quill

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  • April 14 Indian Corn: Growing Pains

    By Mary Wigge Mary Wigge is a Research Editor at the Papers of George Washington.   Over the centuries, corn has evolved into an important agricultural commodity in the United States. From

  • April 2 George Washington and Bees

    By Mary Thompson Mary is the Research Historian at Mount Vernon, with a primary focus on everyday life on the estate, including: domestic routines; foodways; religious practices; slavery and

  • March 26 George Washington’s Advice to his Grandson

    By Neal Millikan Neal is an Assistant Editor for The Papers of George Washington. She is currently editing volumes for the Presidential Series. George Washington Parke Custis (1781–1857), the youngest child of