The writer found most of his material in the stately volumns of Marshall, in the pictured pages of Bancroft, and in Irving's charming book, which will ever remain the standard Life of Washington. __________
To those great writers, and to Leeky, Green, Sparks, and a dozen other historians, whom works are within easy reach, he owes every fact, which he has narrated, and nearly every thought which he has expressed.
His only aim has been to write a truthful, intelligible and readable book, for those who want a biography of the most exalted character in Modern History.
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