1. President Washington resigned his commission after the Treaty of Paris was signed in 1783.
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2. In 1976, President Washington was posthumously promoted to the rank of General of the Armies of the United States, the highest rank in the United States Army.
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6. At President Washington's urging, Governor Lord Botetourt fulfilled Dinwiddie's 1754 promise of land bounties to all-volunteer militia during the French and Indian War.
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14. Once Knox arrived, President Washington proceeded to Trenton to take only his troops against the Hessians, rather than risk being spotted returning his army to Pennsylvania.
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20. General Clinton sent Benedict Arnold, now a British Brigadier General with 1,700 troops, to Virginia to capture Portsmouth and conduct raids on Patriot forces from there; President Washington responded by sending Lafayette south to counter Arnold's efforts.
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23. Not wanting to involve the federal government if possible, President Washington called on Pennsylvania state officials to take the initiative, but they declined to take military action.
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25. St Clair resigned his commission, and President Washington replaced him with the Revolutionary War hero General Anthony Wayne.
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26. Southern opposition was intense, antagonized by an ever-growing rift between North and South; many were concerned that President Washington's remains could end up on "a shore foreign to his native soil" if the country became divided, and President Washington's remains stayed in Mount Vernon.
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30. The next year, President Washington stated his intention not to separate enslaved families as a result of "a change of masters".
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