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Riassunto: In 1728, Fredericksburg was established on the banks of the Rappahannock River to serve as a port for Virginia's expanding western population. Fielding Lewis arrived from Gloucester County at a very young age to manage his father's store on the outskirts of Fredericksburg.
Across the river, living on a farm just below town were the Washingtons, who had arrived in 1738. Augustine Washington had brought his second wife, Mary Ball, and their children to live at Ferry Farm. After her husband's early death, Mary Washington remained on the family farm and reared her children alone. Betty Washington, at the age of seventeen, became her cousin Fielding Lewis' second wife.
Her brother George Washington, the eldest son, serious and ambitious, quickly raced to manhood. As George grew in prominence, Fielding Lewis contined his close relationship with his brother-in-law.
When the War for Independence began, Fielding Lewis was unequalled among local leaders in his diligent and patriotic service. His valued relationship with General Washington undoubtedly deepend his commitment and spurred him to greater sacrifice.
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Descrizione libro American History Company, U.S.A., 1999. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. light wear. dust jacket in mylar. scarce. Codice libro della libreria 027898
Descrizione libro American History Company, 1999. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Item may show signs of shelf wear. Pages may include limited notes and highlighting. Includes supplemental or companion materials if applicable. Access codes may or may not work. Connecting readers since 1972. Customer service is our top priority. Codice libro della libreria mon0001099457
Descrizione libro The American History Company, 1998. Hard Cover. Condizione libro: Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Fair. 342 p. Includes illustrations, index, bibliography. Signed by author. Jacket has a few rips and worn places. Signed by Author. Codice libro della libreria 000956
Descrizione libro American History Company, 1999. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Codice libro della libreria P021891722018
Descrizione libro American History Company, 1999. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P111891722018