George Washington's personally signed copy of the Acts of Congress. This rare volume includes Washington's personal copy of the Constitution. Dated to 1789, this treasure was in a private collection for many years until bought at an estate auction in 2012. Today, it is the property of Mount Vernon and on permanent display there.

George Washington's personally signed copy of the Acts of Congress. This rare volume includes Washington's personal copy of the Constitution. Dated to 1789, this treasure was in a private collection for many years until bought at an estate auction in 2012. Today, it is the property of Mount Vernon and on permanent display there.

GEORGE WASHINGTON'S INAUGURATION BIBLE Federal Hall National Memorial, 26 Wall Street, New York City. The Bible used by George Washington when he was inaugurated as our first President on April 30, 1789. Printed in 1767, the Bible also has been used during the inaugurations of  George H.W. Bush in 1989.

GEORGE WASHINGTON'S INAUGURATION BIBLE Federal Hall National Memorial, 26 Wall Street, New York City. The Bible used by George Washington when he was inaugurated as our first President on April 30, 1789. Printed in 1767, the Bible also has been used during the inaugurations of George H.W. Bush in 1989.

George Washington Family Coat-of-Arms appears as a bookplate in one of his books. A bookplate is a decorative label put in the front of a book which bears the name of the book's owner.

George Washington Family Coat-of-Arms appears as a bookplate in one of his books. A bookplate is a decorative label put in the front of a book which bears the name of the book's owner.

Washington Portraitist | Portrait of George Washington. MS Hyde 76 2.6.478

Washington Portraitist | Portrait of George Washington. MS Hyde 76 2.6.478

Benjamin Franklin, half-length portrait, seated at table, facing left, reading documents.

Benjamin Franklin

The Acts of Congress · George Washington’s personal copy of the Acts of Congress. This rare volume includes Washington’s copy of the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and other legislation passed by the first session of Congress, complete with his personal annotations. He brought the book home to Mount Vernon after retiring from the presidency in March 1797. Since leaving the hands of the Washington family in 1876, it has been treasured and preserved by several noted private collectors.

The Acts of Congress · George Washington’s personal copy of the Acts of Congress. This rare volume includes Washington’s copy of the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and other legislation passed by the first session of Congress, complete with his personal annotations. He brought the book home to Mount Vernon after retiring from the presidency in March 1797. Since leaving the hands of the Washington family in 1876, it has been treasured and preserved by several noted private collectors.

Images of America: American Flag, Christian Flag, Mayflower Compact, Declaration of Independence, Constitution, Bill of Rights.

Images of America: American Flag, Christian Flag, Mayflower Compact, Declaration of Independence, Constitution, Bill of Rights.

George Washington Inaugural brass clothing button, with an American eagle and chevron punch marks.

George Washington Inaugural brass clothing button, with an American eagle and chevron punch marks.

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