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George Washington’s Prayers (American Heritage Series)

Throughout his life, whether while a young man, Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army, or President of the United States, George Washington showed, by example, how meaningful were his mother’s teachings.
He’d stand up at promptly 9:00 pm, take his candle, and go off by himself. There, from 9:00pm to 10:00pm, he wouldn’t be seen. He was alone on his knees in front of a chair praying. A candle stood on a stand next to the chair. And his Bible was open before him. This he would do even when guests were present. Then promptly at 10:00pm, he would emerge and go directly to his bedroom.
He’d get up every morning at 4:00am, and spend another hour in the same room. He could be found kneeling before the same chair, in the same posture, with the same Bible open before him.
William White comments on the personal life of Washington’s in his book, Washington’s Writing: “It seems proper to subjoin to this letter what was told to me by Mr. Robert Lewis, at Fredericksburg, in the year 1827. Being a nephew of Washington, and his private secretary during the first part of his presidency, Mr. Lewis lived with him on terms of intimacy, and had the best opportunity for observing his habits.
“Mr. Lewis said that he had accidentally witnessed his private devotions in his library both morning and evening; that on those occasions he had seen him in a kneeling posture with a Bible open before him, and that he believed such to have been his daily practice.”
Washington made a practice of never traveling unnecessarily on the Sabbath. He never, no matter what the circumstances, received visitors on Sunday, with one exception, a Godly friend named Trumbel. They would spend time reading the Bible and praying together. Henry Muhlenberg was the pastor of the Lutheran church near Valley Forge. He also was one of the founders of the Lutheran Church in America. He said this about Washington while he was in command of the Continental Army: “I heard a fine example today, namely, that His Excellency General Washington rode around among his army yesterday and admonished each and every one to fear God, to put away the wickedness that has set in and become so general, and to practice the Christian virtues. From all appearances, this gentleman does not belong to the so-called world of society, for he respects God’s Word, believes in the atonement through Christ, and bears himself in humility and gentleness. Therefore, the Lord God has also singularly, yea, marvelously, preserved him from harm in the midst of countless perils, ambuscades, fatigues, etc., and has hitherto graciously held him in His hand as a chosen vessel.”
Washington, “without making ostentatious professions of religion, was a sincere believer in the Christian faith, and a truly devout man,” according to John Marshall, first Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court. Marshall had fought with General Washington at Valley Forge during the War for Independence.
After Washington died on December 4, 1799, Reverend J. T. Kirkland said: “The virtues of our departed friend were crowned by piety. He is known to have been habitually devout. To Christian institutions he gave the countenance of his, example; and no one could express, more fully, his sense of the Providence of God, and the dependence of man.”

Praying at Valley Forge
The paintings of George Washington kneeling in prayer in the snow covered woods of Valley Forge are based on fact. We have all probably heard of his prayer that was overheard by a Quaker, a pacifist, a Tory – a man loyal to the Crown. This man returned home shaken and said to his wife: “Our cause is lost! I came unexpectedly in the woods upon a man who was kneeling in prayer. As I drew closer, I heard his voice. I heard the impassioned plea of his prayers and saw the tears on his cheeks. I knew our cause was lost.”

Sacagawea: Stolen!

"We love this story! Every chapter leaves us hanging and eager to read more. Karla has done a fantastic job with this true tale of Sacagawea! We look forward to more stories by her." – Laura in WA

Stolen! is part 1 of a 4-part riveting historical narrative of Sacagawea and the events surrounding the Lewis and Clark discovery of the west. By itself, this is a short story, but together, the 4 ebook parts make a full-length book.
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The Founding Fathers: The Lives and Legends of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Ben Franklin, James Madison, and Alexander Hamilton

*Includes an original introduction and biography for each Founding Father
*Includes pictures of the Founding Fathers and important people, places and events in their lives.
*Includes a Table of Contents

A lot of ink has been spilled covering the lives of history’s most influential figures, but how much of the forest is lost for the trees? In Charles River Editors’ American Legends series, readers can get caught up to speed on the lives of America’s most important men and women in the time it takes to finish a commute, while learning interesting facts long forgotten or never known.
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The Real George Washington (American Classic Series)

This is the best-selling classic regularly featured by Glenn Beck to Fox TV viewers!

The Real George Washington: The True Story of America s Most Indispensable Man. There is properly no history; only biography, wrote Ralph Waldo Emerson. If that is true of the general run of mankind, it is particularly true of George Washington. The story of his life is the story of the founding of America. His was the dominant personality in three of the most critical events in that founding: the Revolutionary War, the Constitutional Convention, and the first national administration. Had he not served as America's leader in those three events, all would likely have failed — and America, as we know it today, would not exist.
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George Washington’s Rules of Civility and Decent Behavior: …And Other Important Writings

"Labour to keep alive in your breast that little celestial fire called conscience."

"Run not in the streets. . .nor with mouth open; go not upon the toes nor in a dancing fashion."
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The Life of George Washington, Vol. 1 Commander in Chief of the American Forces During the War which Established the Independence of his Country and First President of the United States

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The Jefferson Lies: Exposing the Myths You’ve Always Believed About Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson stands falsely accused of several crimes, among them infidelity and disbelief. Noted historian David Barton now sets the record straight. Having borne the brunt of a smear campaign that started more than two centuries ago, the reputation and character of American president Thomas Jefferson shows considerable tarnish, as lies and misunderstandings have gathered on his legacy. Noted early-America historian David Barton scours out the truth. -Jefferson and Sally: Did he really have children by his slave, Sally Hemings? -Jefferson and Jesus: Did he really abandon the faith of …

Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson, Volume 1

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Washington’s Masonic Correspondence As Found among the Washington Papers in the Library of Congress

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