Mount Vernon Estate


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George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate

This is a wonderful illustration showing George Washington's beloved Mount Vernon. The Mount Vernon property had been in George's family for some four generations. While it was no doubt a prized possession of this great man, he placed his love of country above his love of the estate. During the Revolutionary War, George left the property in charge of a manager. There came a point in the war that some British troops were advancing towards Mount Vernon, presumably to burn it. The property manager was able to negotiate with the British to spare Mount Vernon, in exchange for much needed supplies. When George Washington found out that the manager had provided supplies to the British, in order to save Washington's beloved home, Washington issued a very stern condemnation of his manager, insisting that it would have been better to lose his home than aid the British.



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