WASHINGTON, George, 1732-1799

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Farnell, Robert Stewart. “Postitive Valuations of Politics and Government in the thought of five American Founding Fathers: Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, and George Washington," Ph. D. diss., Cornell University, 1970.

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___. Washington as President. Washington, D. C.: George Washington Bicentennial Commission, 1931.

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