Growing up in Westmoreland County, Virginia, I never imagined I would play such a big role in the development of our country. I was the commander in the American Revolution that we won, allowing us to separate from Britain. At the age of 27 I was made a member of the Virginia House of Burgesses. In 1774 I was a part of the continental congress. I’m glad I can look back on my many accomplishments and see how much of an influence I have had on the growth of our country. How many people can say they have done half the things that I have? I am the Father of this country and I say that with pride not greed.
When I was 20 I got control of Mount Vernon, one of the best estates in Virginia. I always wanted a farm with the most heavenly and luscious crops. It was amusing and, with superior judgment, it was profitable. I wanted to go down as the first to farm the land and I was. I wanted as much farm land as possible so I expanded the land until I got to 8,000 acres. From the age of 20 to 40 I focused a lot of my attention to my crops, soil, and livestock. I didn’t approve of slavery, but 18 slaves came with the estate, I bought 31 slaves before the 1760a and by now, on my death bed, I own more than 300 slaves, but I have always showed some type of respect towards them. I never sold any of my slaves by their selves unless they had no family. I was not one to separate them. When I die all the slaves will be passed down to my wife because I have no children and when she dies they will all be set free and they will inherit money from me that will pay for their clothes and food. This will cover as many of them as possible, but not all. In 1783, I was very upset about the political status of the United States so I wrote to my friends trying to get them to help create an indissoluble union. After the Shays’s Rebellion I realized that reformation was very much needed. I wrote to the head men of the states persuading them to form a more perfect union. Virginia and...
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