Obituary On George Washington


General George Washington was a Father and a leader of this country, and will never be forgotten by his people. After riding through a bad winter storm, General Washington caught a cold. His throat became infected making it difficult to breathe. On December 14, 1799, at the age of 67, George Washington died from this infection. As he wished, he was buried at Mount Vernon.
George Washington was born to Augustine and Mary Washington at ten o'clock in the morning on February 22, 1732, in Westmoreland County, Virginia. George grew up near Fredericksburg, Virginia. He had a younger sister and three younger brothers. He also had two older half brothers who were sent to England to go to ...

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served in the military with the British. He also liked to hear Lawrence and his friends talk about the Virginia frontier. George learned that Lawrence's friend, George William Fairfax, was going to the frontier to survey land. George wanted to go. He had learned a little about surveying and had practiced by measuring Lawrence's turnip field. Although he was only 16 years old, Mr. Fairfax allowed him to join the group.
George learned more than surveying on the trip. The men rode on horseback for days exploring the wilderness, slept in the open, still wearing their clothes and rolled up in blankets. They talked with Indians, ate some of their food, and watched them dance in the bright firelight. George wrote about these experiences in his journal. George Washington started his own surveying business when he was 17 years old. He was honest and fair; so many people hired him to survey their lands.
When George was 19, his older half brother, Lawrence, became very ill. Many doctors ...

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