Based in part on recollections by George Washington Parke Custis, Washington's adopted son, this is a factual, focused, and entertaining account of the making of the nation's first president.
Grade Range: K-12
Resource Type(s): Reference Materials, Primary Sources
Date Posted: 3/1/2010
The letter reveals George Washington’s active engagement in shaping the nation during the critical period following the American Revolution. Washington wrote the letter to Dr. David Stuart from Mount Vernon on November 30, 1785. Stuart was both a trusted associate and a member of Washington’s extended family. At the time of the letter Stuart was a member of the Virginia legislature.