Ohio Memory has published a new post, “Letters from a Founding Father”
In terms of flowery language or fancy writing, the letters aren’t noteworthy: one requests information on the quartering of soldiers, the second is a simple thank-you note for the gift of a barrel of barley. The signatures on the letters, however, set them far apart and make them treasures–they are signed by George Washington, the first President of the United States.
At the time that the first of the two letters (seen below) was written, Washington was Commander-In-Chief of the Continental Army and was engaged in the Revolutionary War. […]
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Letters from a Founding Father
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