A memorial of George Washington, engineer, 1785-1800.


A memorial of George Washington, engineer, 1785-1800.

Letters, reports, minutes, and other documents concerning the organization and operations of the Potomac Company, bound in a blue morocco volume together with typewritten transcripts and introductory material. Correspondents include George Washington, Thomas S. Johnson, Thomas S. Lee, William Hartshorne, George Gilpin, Daniel Carroll, James Keith, John Mason, James Rumsey, John Fitzgerald, Tobias Lear, and others. The frontispiece is an engraved portrait of George Washington.

1 v. ; 45 cm.


SNAC Resource ID: 8034085

Cornell University Library

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Gilpin, George um 1593

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Lee, Thomas Sim, 1745-1819

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Member of the Continental Congress and governor of Maryland. From the description of Autograph signature to a permit : Annapolis, in council, 1780 Mar. 29. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270598660 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Annapolis, to G. Washington, 1780 May 31. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270595482 Governor of Maryland, 1779-1782 and 1792-1794. From the description of Commission : of John Thompson, Annapolis, 1780 Apr. 20. (...

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After the conclusion of the Revolutionary War, George Washington and other politicians in Virginia and Maryland believed that the Potomac River could become an important artery for trade into the western frontier. The Potomac Company was founded in 1785 to build canals and do other work on and along the river to improve its navigability. George Washington was the company's first president, and James Rumsey was appointed to oversee the work. In July 1822, the Potomac Company became part of the ne...

Keith, James, fl. 1799.

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Lear, Tobias, 1762-1816

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Lear became George Washington's private secretary in 1785 and for seven years was a member of the official family at Mount Vernon. After his first wife's death he married Frances Bassett Washington, who was Martha Washington's niece and the widow of George Washington's nephew George Augustine Washington. He later married another niece of Martha's, and served in a number of consular positions. 1762, Sept. 19 ...

Johnson, Thomas, 1732-1819

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Continental congressman, Maryland governor, and U.S. Supreme Court justice. From the description of Letter, 1793 Sept. 25. (Historical Society of Washington, Dc). WorldCat record id: 70942009 Johnson was a leader in the American Revolution and a member of the Continental Congress (1774-1777). He served in the Continental army and nominated Washington as Commander in Chief. He was the first governor of Maryland (1777-1779) and served as Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme C...

Fitzgerald, John, -1799

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Mason, John Y. (John Young), 1799-1859

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John Young Mason, from Greensville County, Va., was a member of the United States House of Representatives from Virginia, 1831-1837; served as secretary of the Navy, 1844-1845 and 1846-1849; was attorney general of the United States, March 1845-September 1846; and served as United States minister plenipotentiary to France, 1854-1859. From the guide to the John Y. Mason Papers, 1843-1898, (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection...

Washington, George, 1732-1799

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George Washington (b. Feb. 22, 1732, Westmoreland County, Va.-d. Dec. 14, 1799, Mount Vernon, VA) was the first president of the United States, serving from 1789 to 1797. Washington came from a family of farmers and landowners. He had little education but showed an aptitude for mathematics. He used this talent to become a surveyor. At 15, Washington took a job as assistant surveyor on a team sent to map the Shenandoah Valley in western Virginia. In his early 20s, Washington joined the Virgin...

Rumsey, James, 1743?-1792

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Engineer and inventor. From the description of Papers of James Rumsey, 1784-1802. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71015416 Inventor, of Shepherdstown, Va. (now W. Va.). From the description of Papers, 1785-1816. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 20159048 James Rumsey (1743-1792) invented a steam-powered boat in 1787 and developed an improved steamboiler, grist mill, and sawmill. He secured English and U.S. patents on the boiler and steamboat ...

Hartshorne, William.

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William Hartshorne, Jacob Lindley, William Savery, and others visited Indian villages "to endeavor to promote peace" during the journey to Detroit. From the description of Journal, 1793. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155536910 ...

Carroll, Daniel, 1764-1849

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Landowner and businessman of Washington, D.C. Known as Daniel Carroll of Duddington. From the description of Daniel Carroll papers, 1662-1920 (bulk 1791-1868). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70981111 Landowner and businessman, of Washington, D.C. From the description of Letter, 1843. (Historical Society of Washington, Dc). WorldCat record id: 70942066 ...