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1 posted on 09/27/2013 8:55:37 AM PDT by re_tail20
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Washington harbored one last ambition when he left public life, however.

He confided to a friend that he wanted to build a place “for the accommodation and security of my military, civil, and private papers, which are voluminous and may be interesting.” Not long after he wrote those words, however, Washington contracted a severe chill while inspecting his plantation in a cold downpour, fell sick, and died.

On Friday, some 214 years later, thanks to the generous support of donors, and the Ladies’ Association’s staunch commitment to vouchsafing the legacy of the nation’s first president, Washington’s dream of establishing a library will finally be fulfilled.


2 posted on 09/27/2013 8:56:25 AM PDT by re_tail20
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It is good to see that we have not forgotten one of the greatest of the founders of our country. He was the right man in the right place, and this nation was truly blessed to have him as our military leader and our first president.


3 posted on 09/27/2013 8:59:23 AM PDT by Rocky (Obama is pure evil.)
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Now...I want to go back to Mt. Vernon!!! Thanks for posting.


5 posted on 09/27/2013 9:04:48 AM PDT by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods.)
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may God bless all who accomplished this for our beloved founder and framer. our first and foremost American man. my fond hope is to visit before i pass on.


6 posted on 09/27/2013 9:06:12 AM PDT by dadfly
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If it wasn’t for his brother and his brother’s connections...


8 posted on 09/27/2013 9:39:50 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; 3D-JOY; Abby4116; airborne; Bigg Red; BufordP; CatherineofAragon; ...

So worth revisiting. This new library promises much! Love the recently-opened visitor center with life-size latex figures of George at various ages, large displays and movies, and of course the scale model of the Mount Vernon residence. Tours of the grounds are wonderful — I learned so much about Washington’s business acumen as a farmer and exporter.


9 posted on 09/27/2013 9:45:44 AM PDT by Albion Wilde ("Remember... the first revolutionary was Satan."--Russian Orthodox Archpriest Dmitry Smirnov)
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Maryland PING!


10 posted on 09/27/2013 10:12:59 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Major brain damage at UMES, but no property damage!)
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Fantastic news, photo gallery of the new library here: http://www.mountvernon.org/library/gallery


11 posted on 09/27/2013 10:34:18 AM PDT by Kolb (Compone Accomoda Supera)
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The father of our country.

The indispensable man.

Imagine what we could accomplish if Americans would once again adopt his attitude of faith and principle in action:

“If, to please the people, we offer what we ourselves disprove, how can we afterwards defend our work? Let us raise a standard to which the wise and the honest can repair. The event is in the hand of God.” - George Washington

Gosh, that would bring about a revolution!


21 posted on 09/28/2013 8:52:38 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (We the People demand that you DEFUND it, not defend or delay it!)
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very cool!


27 posted on 09/28/2013 5:29:59 PM PDT by uncitizen
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And this is taking place after the Mount Vernon Ladies Association had to explain to the Park Service that they had no authority to barricade Mount Vernon and NPS had the barrycades removed.


31 posted on 10/05/2013 7:15:01 AM PDT by Truth29
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mark


32 posted on 10/05/2013 8:26:13 AM PDT by Bigg Red (Let me hear what God the LORD will speak. -Ps85)
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