The True George Washington

Paul Leicester Ford

Electrotyped and Printed by J.B. Lippincott Company, Philadelphia, U.S.A.

1896

Dedication

That I have foibles, and perhaps many of them, I shall not deny. I should esteem myself, as the world would, vain and empty, were I to arrogate perfection.

Washington

Speak of me as I am; nothing extenuate, nor set down aught in malice.

Shakespeare

THIS BOOK IS DEDICATED TO WILLIAM F. HAVEMEYER, IN ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF THE INDEBTEDNESS OF THE AUTHOR TO HIS COLLECTION OF WASHINGTONIANA.