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Lie and thus confessed to chopping down the cherry tree and wondered where it came from then look no further Parson Weems biography of George Washington first distributed as a pamphlet in 1800 seems to the modern ye to be in the way of historical fiction than legitimate history Full of apocryphal stories that historians have long discounted Weems work was wildly popular in the nineteenth century when adulation of the historians have long discounted Weems work was wildly popular in the nineteenth century when adulation of the of Our Nation was rampantBut in spite of its historical fabrications The Lif. Ons for writing this sketch of your Husband's Life And Virtues life and virtues derived from those virtues themselves which are such true brilliants as to assure me that ven in my to assure me that ven in my stile like diamonds on the art. The Life of Washington

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