1. Since that time, George Washington has appeared on many postage issues, more than all other presidents combined.
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5. George Washington was buried in the old family vault at Mount Vernon, situated on a grassy slope covered with juniper and cypress trees.
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6. When he was President, George Washington maintained distant supervision of Mount Vernon through letters to his overseers, though there is only one account from him authorizing a whipping that was given to a slave who had badly beaten his wife.
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12. George Washington made Indian policy a high priority from the very start of his administration in 1789, determined that Indian affairs would be "directed entirely by the great principles of Justice and humanity".
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13. George Washington was not immune to Republican criticism after he signed the Jay Treaty, and was subjected to the most severe and frequent public criticism of his life.
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22. George Washington assumed personal command of West Point and worked diligently to reorganize the order of command and strengthen defensive positions.
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25. George Washington went into quarters at Morristown, New Jersey during the harsh winter of 1779 and 1780, which subjected the troops to some of their worst suffering during the war, with temperatures well below freezing.
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31. George Washington captured 850 British and Hessian troops and large amounts of supply before retreating back across the Delaware to Pennsylvania.
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34. George Washington learned of a complacency within Howe's army and, believing the future of the country was riding on his shoulders, met with his generals on Christmas Eve and devised an intricate plan of surprise attack on the Hessian garrison at Trenton.
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35. George Washington was disappointed to discover that many New Jersey residents were Loyalists or simply skeptical about the prospect of independence.
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36. George Washington crossed the Delaware River into Pennsylvania, where Lee's replacement John Sullivan and 2,000 troops joined him.
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41. George Washington became a political figure and soon emerged as a leader among the social elite in Virginia.
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46. George Washington never received the Royal commission he sought, but he acquired military, political, and leadership skills that proved invaluable during the American Revolution.
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50. Upon his return to Virginia, George Washington refused to accept a demotion to the rank of captain and resigned his commission.
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52. George Washington inherited his Mount Vernon estate after the deaths of Lawrence's wife Ann and their daughter.
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54. George Washington was reared in the rich open farmlands of Virginia's Tidewater region.
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56. George Washington was born to a moderately prosperous family of planters and slaveholders in colonial Virginia.
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