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THE INDEPENDENT, ELIZABETH CITY, N. C.
FRIDAY; FEBRUARY 21st, 1919.
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James russell lowell;
Last of ff ightlng Washingtonsn
Killed in Skirmish of ;
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me spue ana discovered mm to De an
officer of rank. ' He knelt by him and
raised him so as to enable him to re
cline against his breast, and directed
one of bis men standing near, and Who
wore a felt hat, to run and, fill it with
water from the stream. Colonel Mor
, row bathed the wounded man's fore-
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Col. John Augustine Washington, Vlr.
glnian, "Went With Hla State"
and Breathed His Last in
Historic Gra Uniform
OUNT -VERNON, Virginia,
the former home of Georgt
and Martha Washington, and
'the most interesting mansion
in the United States, has had a contin
uous Interesting history connected
with it, aside from the associations
with the first president of the United
States and the first of the first ladies
of the land. - '
Colonel Washington, who had be
conefe' proprietor ; of the paternal es
tates on . the Rappahannock, acquired
the magnificent domain of Mount Ver;
non upon the death ot the widow oi
his half brother, Lawrence Washing
ton, and shortly after his marriage he
began to occupy It and it .was his home
up to the time of his death.
Upon the death of Martha Wash
ington, on May 22, 1802, about 4.00C
acres of the Mount Vernon estate, in
cluding the mansion, were inherited
by Judge Bushrod Washington, the
.third child of John Augustine Wash
ington. Judge Washington was a jus
tice of the Supreme court of the Unit
ed States, and took up his residence at
Mount Vernon, where he dispensed a
liberal hospitality and kept intact his
Inherited landed estate to the time oi
bis death. -
Judge Washington had no children,
and following the example of his il
lustrious uncle, he provided for his
wife during her lifetime, and then
disposed of his estate to his nephews
and nieces, giving specific directions
and leaving the mansion house and
Mount Vernon, farm proper,' with re
stricted bounds, to his nephew, John
Augustine Washington, and Mount
Vernon was inherited by this John's
son of the same name; from whom
the home and 200 acres were purchased
in 1858 by the society which now con
trols it and cares for It.'
The work of Obtaining the necessary
funds $200,000 for the purchase was
started by Miss Pamela Cunningham
of South Carolina, who became the
first regent. The vice regents each
appointed state committees and the
money raised was nearly all in dollcx
subscriptions. The greatest amount
of money raised by any individual was
the profits accruing from the lectures
on Washington delivered in most of
the large cities by Edward Everett.
The last private owner of Mount
Vernon was Col. John Augustine
Washington. On the breaking out ol
hostilities between the states, Colonel
Washington became a volunteer aid,
with the rank of colonel, on the stafl
of Gen. Robert Br Lee, and was killed
September 15, 1861, while conducting
a reconnoissance on the turnpike along
Elk Water river, Randolph county,
The following account of bis death
is not contained in history, but was
related by Col. J. H. Morrow, who
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commanded a brigade of four regi
ments under Gen. George B. McClel
lan in the West Virginia campaign at
the time, and in whose arms Colonel
Washington expired. General Lee had
established his headquarters at Brady's
toll gate on the old state turnpike. The
bluffs on the opposite side of the river
from the old road had been heavily
picketed by Federal soldiers for sev
eral miles, extending from Colonel
Morrow's camn below quite up to
Owing to the mountainous character
of the surrounding country, General
Lee was imperfectly informed in this
regard, and directed Colonel Washing
ton, with a detachment, to proceed
by the new Toad to the forks at or
near Brady's gate and then down the
old road, cautioning him not to ven
ture beyond a certain point. Washing
ton, however, it appears, probably
actuated by overzeal and anxiety to
be able to report valuable information.
Went beyond the point indicated.
His movements along the entire
route on the old road were, it seems,
runy observed by the pickets, and im
mediately after he finally started on
his return a volley was delivered from
the picket line and Washington was
seen to fall from his horse, which
galloped away with the retreating es
cort. Colonel Washington was apparently
the only one stricken by the volley.
Colonel Morrow states that he was
standing but a short
where Washlneton fell and hurriwi tn
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He Knelt by Him and Raised Him.
low, as blood was nowmg irom ms(
mouth 'and nose, and in a few minutes ,
later he was dead. ' His 'death marked
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THE WASHINGTON MONUMENT.
It stands apart alone supreme,
A shaft of stone matchless sublime
It marks a nation's grand esteem
" For one, "our father for all time.
Plain, unadorned. Immaculate,
It rises high toward heaven;
No name is graven, neither date;
All know the hlst'ry so unwrlttea.
This peerless pile of solid stone
Is not a sphinx, nor yet a tomb;
It speaks; it Uvea, and beckons on
The generations yet to come.
Fit monument for one so great
His country's pride and boast;
His spirit banishes all hate
And binds the states from coast to
. v Cor. Poindexter and Burgess Sts. ..
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NEVER DAZZLED BY POWER
Nothing but Purest Patriotism Ever
Actuated Washington in Any of
Hla Official Acts.
It was not necessary for Washing
ton to thrice put aside a crown, as
did Caesar, for the authors of the
too well the character of the man and ,
that it would be Impossible to In any
way swerve him from his expressed
In perfect keeping with the spirit
in which Washington treated the daz
zling offer which was so unexpectedly
set before him, was the simplicity of
his conduct in bidding adieu to his
comrades-in-arms, and. then presenting
himself before congress, there to de
liver up his sword and voluntarily di
vest himself of the supreme command,
Washington assembled his army for
the last time at Newburgh. To the
tune of "Roslin Castle" the soldiers
dirge his brave comrades passed
slowly by -their great leader and filed
away to their respective homes.
Before congress at Annapolis on
December 23. 1783, he delivered his
i commission amid scenes almost as Im
pressive as his leave-taking from his
army. From that august body he re
tired to his home at Mount Vernon,
with no thought of further honors
from his country, and it was with re
luctance that he left his retirement
when chosen the first president of the
United States. t
When Washington Was Abused.
In the Morris house on August 12,
1795, Washington signed the Jay treaty
with England, losing thereby most of
his remnant of support In the house of
representatives. Abuse culminated In
the serious suggestion to impeach him.
The constitution having for obvious
reasons confined the treaty making
power to the executive and the sen
ate, Washington refused to grant the
request of the house of representatives
for the correspondence leading up to
the treaty. The storm of Indignation
that followed did not spare even his
personal character. "A Calm Observ
er" stated in a newspaper that Wash- (
ington had stolen $4,750.
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Washington on Preparedness.
If we desire to avoid insult, we must
be able to repel it; if we desire to se
cure peace, one of the most powerful
instruments of our rising prosperity,
it must be known that we are at all
times ready for war. George Wash
ington. Optimistic Thought.
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