Washington’s Farewell Address September 19, 1796
"When Washington early in 1796 determined to retire in March, 1797, he revived the idea of issuing a valedictory address...
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Having looked at George Washington's Revolutionary War diaries in my previous blog posts, I now turn to his Revolutionary War correspondence. In this and future posts, I will be offering my perspective on pivotal letters in Washington's war career. To start, I focus on his letter to his friend Burwell Bassett, written on the eve of Washington's departure to take command of the Continental Army.
George Washington's false teeth were not wooden, as you may have heard. They were actually made from a variety of materials, including human teeth. According to the accounting record in Mount Vernon’s Ledger Book B, the teeth may have been pulled from Washington’s slaves.