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 pew at St. Paul’s Chapel in New York City. After Washington’s inauguration as the nation’s first president in 1789, he walked to the chapel to pray. Above the pew is one of the earliest paintings of the Great Seal of the United States.
George Washington’s penned his last Will and Testament in 1799, just 5 months before his passing. On page 1 it begins: “In the name of God amen I George Washington of Mount Vernon—a citizen of the United States, and lately President of the same, do make, ordain and declare this Instrument; which is written with my own hand and every page thereof subscribed with my name, to be my last Will & Testament, revoking all others.”
Revolutionary Map This map of General Washington’s Army at Valley Forge seems to be a contemporaneous record of Washington’s positions at this historic site. We do not believe that this map has been studied or published. It was discovered in papers assoicated with Newporter John Austin Stevens (1827-1910), founder of the Sons of the Revolution and a principal in the effort to save Fraunces Tavern in New York.
George Washington (February 22, 1732 - December 14, 1799) was the first (1789 - 1797) President of the United States of America and is recognized by Americans as "The Father of His Country." (The earliest known image in which Washington is identified as such is on the cover of the circa 1778 Pennsylvania German almanac, Lancaster: Gedruckt bey Francis Bailey . This identifies Washington as "Landes Vater" or Father of the Land .)