Title: Biography of the signers to the Declaration of independence / v.8
Authors: Sanderson, John, 1783-1844., Waln, Robert, 1794-1825., Gilpin, Henry D. (Henry Dilworth), 1801-1860.
Publication Info: Philadelphia : R.W. Pomeroy, 1820-27.
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• ...colleagues the expediency and propriety of setting aside local partialities, and appointing colonel George Washington. The proposition was not at first at all relished; it was received indeed with ext ...
• ...in the individual selected for this elevated office; and when at length he concluded by nominating 'George Washington of Virginia', the surprise of a large 266 / ...