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Washington again visits his Mother and his Home. Ball at Fredericks-
News of a Treaty of Peace. How Washington received it.
Washington's Announcement of Peace. Army disbanded..
British Evacuate New York. Washington parts with his Officers.
He publicly resigns his Commission at Annapolis..
His satisfaction in returning to Private Life.
His Military Garments then laid aside..
History of Washington's Battle Sword. Franklin wills him his Cane.. 134
Morris's Poem on the Sword and Cane.....
Description of the Mansion as Washington left it..
Surroundings of the Mansion. Washington his own Architect..
He provides for importing Pavement Stone from England..
He makes arrangements for the employment of English Mechanics.... 153
He imports the Tools for their use.....
Preparations for Ornamental Planting at Mount Vernon..
Description of the Lawn at the West front of the Mansion.
Description of the arrangement of the Tree-planting.
Account of the Seed and Tool Houses, and Conservatory.
Account of the Tropical and other Plants that survived Washington.
An ancient Sago Palm described and delineated...
Destruction of Washington's Conservatory by fire. Its Ruins...
Account of the Ice-house and Dry-well at Mt. Vernon..
Washington's Camp Chest and Contents described.
His Accommodations for a Dinner Party at West Point.
Washington's Camp Goblet. History of his Marquee..
His Writing-Desk and its Associations...
The Marquee and its Revolutionary Associations...
History of the Cincinnati Society..
The Objects of the Society stated...
Description of the jewelled Order presented to Washington.
Description of the Member's Certificate of the Cincinnati.
Washington chosen first President of the Society.
A Merry and Happy Christmas day at Mount Vernon.
Washington's experience of the Happiness of Retirement.
He resumes the old Social Habits of Mount Vernon.
Lafayette expected there. Letter to Madam Lafayette.
Simplicity of Life at Mount Vernon. Open Hospitality.
Pine, the Painter. His professional Visit at Mount Vernon....
Washington dislikes sitting to Painters. Other Portraits by Pine. 181
Elizabeth Parke and G. W. Parke Custis. History of Pine's Portrait... 182
French Hounds sent to Mount Vernon..
Washington's Pack before the Revolution. The French Hounds.. 184
A magnificent Chimney-piece presented to Washington...
Description of the Chimney-piece..
Description of the Fire-place. Ornaments on the Shelf.
Exchange of Presents. Asses from the Royal Stud at Madrid.
Description of the Jack Asses. Completion of the Mansion.
Washington employs Tobias Lear as Secretary
Condition of the Country. Necessity for political changes.
Washington Apprehensive concerning the Future. A Movement..
Convention for remodelling the Government. National Constitution... 194
Col. Humphreys a Resident at Mount Vernon. His character..
He brings a Present to Washington from the King of France.
Ilis Literary Labors at Mount Vernon..
History of Lafayette's connection with the Continental Army.
Portrait of Lafayette, by Charles Wilson Peale..
Lafayette's arrival at. New York. His Letter to Washington .
His arrival at Mount Vernon. Crowd of Visitors there.
Washington and Lafayette Free and Accepted Masons.
Madam Lafayette presents Washington with a Masonic Apron.
Subsequent History of that Apron....
Other Masonic Regalia presented to Washington
Washington's Correspondence on the Subject.
How the Regalia was made. Its history.
Public honors given to Washington. Bronze statue proposed..
Washington's Portrait Painted by Dunlap.
Plaster-cast taken of his Face by Wright.
Wright's Work acci lentally destroyed.
Legislature of Virginia order a Statue of Washington...
Public Proceedings concerning the Statue. Washington's Letter.
Methods used for procuring a good likeness..
Houdon employed to make it. Jefferson's Letter.
Arrival of Houdon at Mt. Vernon. His work..
Houdon's Method of obtaining a likeness.
Description and Delineation of the Statue.
Distinguished Guests at Mount Vernon....
Marchioness de Brienne paints a Miniature of Washington.
Allegorical Picture by Madam Van Berckel.
History of the Picture. Other distinguished Visitors..
Washington chosen to be the First President of the Republic..
Meeting of the First Congress under the Constitution.
Washington reluctantly returns to Public Life.....
Messengers, at Mount Vernon, announce his Election...
He visits his Mother for the last time. The interview..
Washington's journey to New York. A continual ovation.
Changes in the Aspect of Mount Vernon..
Public Receptions on the way to New York.
Pleasant Incidents at Philadelphia...
Reception of the President Elect, at Trenton..
His Aquatic Escort, and his Reception at New York.
Washington Caricatured. Ilis Inauguration..
The ceremony of administering the Oath of Office..
Bible used at the Inauguration. Mrs. Washington at Home.
Etiquette at the Republican Court.
Watches purchased by Washington and his Wife.
Account of Washington's Watch and Seals. Mrs. W's Frugality..
Mrs. Washington's Journey to New York..
Her reception. Family Dinner. Names of Guests....
Description of the Dinner. Mrs. Washington's Receptions.
The President's Receptions. His appearance on such occasions.
Disposition of his Dress Swords used on those Occasions....
How Visitors were received. The President's Residence in New York.
The Pesidential Mansion and Furniture
Washington's Voyage to Rhode Island.. 229
His State Barge. His Letter. Again at Mount Vernon.
Labors of Congress. Key of the Bastile. France disturbed.
Opening of the French Revolution....
Perfidy in the Bastile. The People exasperated.
Destruction of the Bastile. Lafayette at the head of the troops.
Key of the Bastile and Drawing of the Prison sent to Washington..
Thomas Paine's Letter on the subject. Correspondence...
Washington's Spy-glass. Anecdote connected with it..
Washington' Pocket Spy-glass presented to Andrew Jackson.
Pistols presented to Washington..
Bust of M. Necker presented by Count D'Estaing. Notice of Necker.. 241
Inscription on the Bust of Necker. Account of D'Estaing..
Houdon's Bust of Lafayette at Mount Vernon..
Virginia presents a Copy to the City of Paris...
History of the Coach. Its earnings when in ruins..
Selection of a Residence for the President considered.
Question as to the permanent Seat of the National Government.
Washington negotiates for a Residence. His Prudence and Caution... 252
He makes suggestions about Interior Arrangements..
Description of Sevres China presented to Washington...
Description of Sevres China presented to Mrs. Washington.
How Sevres China is made. Seat of the National Government.
Strife for the possession of the National Capital. Decision.
New Yorkers dissatisfied. Caricatures and Satires..
Philadelphians no better satisfied. Washington's Caution..
A house hired. Washington's Journey to Philadelphia.
A Patriotic Tavern-Keeper. President and family at Philadelphia..
A gay Season in Philadelphia. Luxuries.
Washington suggests Wine Castors called "Coasters
They are made. Wine Coolers from France. Their Ilistory.
Washington's Family Plate re-made...
Description of the Plate. Washington again at Mt. Vernon.
Use of some of the Plate at Arlington Spring...
Washington makes a tour through the Southern States.
His calculations as to Time. Incidents of the Tour
His return Journey. Site of the National Capital..
District of Columbia. City laid out and named.
Opening of the Second Congress.
Earl of Buchan presents a Relic of Sir William Wallace.
A Scoch Painter dines with Washington. The Dinner.
Miniature made by the Painter. Correspondence with Earl of Buchan 274
By Will, Washington recommits the Wallace Relic to Buchan........
Washington again at Mt. Vernon. Paine's Rights of Man..
Effects of Rights of Man, in England. Washington's Industry
Sickness and Death in the Mount Vernon Family.
Washington's generosity to his Nephew's Widow.
His love for Children and Young Company. His Foster Children....
Training of the Foster Children.
Ceremony of Presentation. Lafayette highly honored.
President Washington's English Coach...
External Decorations of the Coach. Family journey in it.
A Harpsichord at Mount Vernon..
Washington's Second Inauguration as President of the Republic..
Simplicity of the Ceremonies on the occasion.
An Account of the Ceremonies, and Washington's Appearance.
Washington Sacrifices Private Interest for the Public Good.......
Yellow Fever in Philadelphia. Washington at Home.
The President's Family avoid the Fever, at Germantown.
Marriage of Philadelphia Belles to Foreign Ministers.
Washington's Farewell Address composed.
Effect of the publication of the Farewell Address.
Violence of Party Spirit felt by Washington..
A specimen of the Newspaper utterances.
Washington retires to Private Life, at Mount Vernon.
Inauguration of John Adams as Second President...
Farewell entertainment for Washington by Philadelphians.
An eye witnesses account of the President's Table Customs.
Account of Washington's Table Traits continued....
Washington and his Family return to Mount Vernon. Lafayette's Son. 299
Washington's Sensibility when speaking of them..
Bradford's Lament of Washington, a Poem.....
Lafayette's Suffering. His devoted Wife and Children..
His son seeks an Asylum in America. Cautious proceedings.
Congress takes Action concerning Young Lafayette....
Washington takes him to Mt. Vernon under his Protection.
Release of Lafayette. The Son returns to France...
Washington's Letter to Lafayette. Young Lafayette's Profile.
His Portrait of the Washington Family. Lafayette and Custis.
Sharpless's Profiles at Arlington House...
Washington's exquisite Enjoyment of Private Life
His own description of his Daily Employments...
Washington's Inkstand. Repairs at Mount Vernon.
Mount Vernon refurnished and beautified....
Description of Illuminators at Mount Vernon
Account of Furniture once at Mount Vernon.
Washington Relics at Arlington House.
Elkanah Watson's account of a Night at t. Vernon.
Pictures by Winstanley, at Mount Vernon...
Presages of War with France. The French Directory.
Relations of the United States with France. Preparations for War.