At left, Wash
ington as a master
of Masons, from
the painting which
hangs in the Ma
sonic Lodge at
Alexandria, Va., of
which he was a
Above is a view of
the lodge room.
Old Christ Church, Alexandria, Va., where Washington was a vestryman and
maintained a pew. At left, an interior view of Christ Church, with opened door
at pew occupied by Washington.
Pohick Church, near Mount Vernon, of which Washington was warden.
When at Mount Vernon, his diary reveals, there were few Sundays that he
failed to attend services either here or at Christ Church, Alexandria.
The serene days at Mount Vernon are ended. Washington is accom
panfed by Henry and Pendleton, two other Virginia Delegates, on the jour
ney to Philadelphia to attend the Firit Continental Congress.
The Friendship Fire De
partment in Alexandria, of
which Washington was
president, showing the old
piece of apparatus which
he purchased in Philadel
phia in 1775. @ Nations! Photo. _
The Second Continental Congress appoints Washington “commander in chief of the Army
>f the United Colonies.” An old Currier ft Ives print depicts the scene of Washingtons accept- >
ince of the command. /,
The great man in his supreme test—Valley Forge. Washing
ton is shown with Lafayette in this familiar painting by Alonzo
render of Lord Cornwallis at Yorktown. The painting, by Trumbull, depicts the
scene of Washington's triumph which signified his country’s independence.
/ The Father of Hisy
Country becomes its \
first President. George '
ration at Federal Hall,
New York City, from I
the painting by Chap- /
pel. y '
Washington and his cabinet. An old Currier ft Ives print show
ing, left to right. President Washington, Henry Knox, Secretary of
War; Alexander Hamilton, Secretary of the Treasury; Thomas Jef
ferson, Secretary of State, and Edmund Randolph, Attorney General.
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