George Washington “Remarks” Manuscript/Washington Portrait Montage


Physical Description

In 1786, Washington agreed to allow his friend and aide Colonel David Humphreys to write his biography. A year or so later, during the winter of 1787-88 Washington sat down at Mount Vernon to correct Humphreys' draft. But, in editing Humphreys' work, Washington was moved to tell the story of his adventures as a young man in his 20s, when he was restless in Virginia and determined to distinguish himself as a military officer. Email roselynn@kellysalerno.com to obtain this image.


George Washington as Colonel of the Virginia Regiment, 1772, by Charles Wilson Peale


Washington-Custis-Lee Collection, Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Virginia