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Context of The Mite of praise. : George Washington, the illustrious owner of Mount Vernon, was born in Virginia, (and as it is said) on the 11th day of February, A.D. 1732, old stile. He died on the 14th of December, A.D. 1799, new stile, aged 67 years, 9 months, and 20 days. He was commander in chief of the army--he resigned and retired to private life; was called to preside at the convention which formed our federal constitution, and by the unanimous voice of America [...] and was her president; was rechosen, and again served, then retired, approved and regretted to Mount Vernon--whence, impelled by love of his country, he became her volunteer, and was made, and died, lieutenant general and commander in chief of the army of the United States, and for him a nation weeps
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