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Vernon, 272; description of his life
at home, 273–275; meeting with
Bernard, 276–279; interest in cur.
rent politics, 279; accepts command
of army, 280; the affair of the
major-generals, 281 ; annoyance at
conduct of Adams, 282; treatment
of Knox, 283; work in organizing
the army, 285; feeling about France,
and Gerry’s conduct, 286; views
as to nomination of Murray, 287;
effect of French revolution upon
him, 288–290; views of alien and
sedition laws, 291 ; anxiety about
divisions among Federalists, 293;
illness, 294–297; death, 298; char-
acter misunderstood, 299; suffers
from being called faultless, 300;
contemporary attacks upon, 301;
charge that he was not an Ameri-
can, 302; this charge discussed,
303; contrasted with Lincoln, 305–
307; with Hampden, 308; thorough
Americanism of, 309; character of
aristocracy to which he belonged,
310; feeling toward New England,
311 ; democratic in feeling, 312,
313; American training, 315; na-
tional views, 316; American and
national character of his policy,
317-320; opposition to foreign edu-
cation, 320; provisions of his will
in this respect, 321 ; breadth and
strength of his Americanism, 322,
323; charge that he had no decided
views, 324; that he was merely
great in character, 325; great in
intellect, 326; charge that he was
dull and cold, 327; keen observer,
328; knowledge of men, 329–331;
lack of early education, 332; in-
terest in education, 333,334; char-
acter of his writing, books, 335,
336; wrote and talked well, 337;
conversation with Bernard, 338–
342; letter to Mrs. Stockton, 343;
power of paying a compliment, 345;
letter to De Chastellux, 346; ex-
treme exactness in money matters,
anecdotes, 347–350; stern and un-
relenting, but just and not cruel,
351, 352; sympathy with suffering,
353; remembrance of old servant.
conversation with Parson Cleave-
land, 354; hospitality, 355; friend-
ship, 356–361 ; kindness to Taft
family, 362; devotion to his wife
363; kindness to her children and
to his own relations, 364; sense of
humor, 365; love of fun, 367; camp
stories, 368, 369; anecdotes show-
ing sense o humor, 369–373; plays
cards, and dances, 374; fond of
horses, controversy about church
33; distinguished men among them,
Wayne, Anthony, defeat after the
Brandywine battle, i. 193; remark.
on Germantown, 194; storms Stony
Point, anecdote of, 261; at battle
of Green Springs, 299; appointed to
command against western Indians,
ii. 98; victory, 100.
Weems, Mason L., his mythical Wash-
ington, i. 10; account of and of his
book, 40, 41; “Rector of Mt. Wer-
non,” 42; cherry-tree and other
Western posts, importance of,
Washington's opinion, i. 335.
“Whiskey rebellion,” ii. 120–128;
due to democratic societies, 238.
White Plains, battle of, i. 169.
Wilkinson, James, aide to Gates, i.
175; brings news of Saratoga, and
discloses cabal, 214; quarrel with
Gates, 217; resigns from board of
Williams, Mr., Washington's teacher,
i. 46, 52.
Witherspoon, John, remark as to
Wilkinson, i. 214.
Wolcott, Oliver, receives Fauchet let-
ter, ii. 192; Secretary of Treasury,
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