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1 George Cram, "Diagram of the Principal High Buildings of the Old World," in Cram's Unrivaled Family Atlas of the World (Chicago: 1884), available online at http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/6f/Worlds_tallest_buildings%2C_1884.jpg (accessed 24 February 2009).
2 Joseph Ellis, His Excellency: George Washington (New York: Vintage, 2004), 180; Forrest McDonald, The Presidency of George Washington (Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 1974), ix.
3 Ellis, His Excellency, 9.
4 Ibid., 22.
5 Brigid Schulte, "Fresh Look at Martha Washington," Washington Post, 2 February 2009, available online at http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/02/01/AR2009020102023.html (accessed 24 February 2009); Library of Congress, "George Washington: First in War, First in Peace, First in the Heart of his Countrymen," The Learning Page, http://memory.loc.gov/learn/lessons/gw/gw1.html (accessed 24 February 2009).
6 Gordon Wood, The Creation of the American Republic (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1998); Ellis, His Excellency, 63.
7 Boston Tea Party Historical Society, http://www.boston-tea-party.org/ (accessed 24 February 2009).
8 Joseph Martin, Narrative of a Revolutionary War Soldier (New York: Benchmark Books, 2001), 199, quoted in Ellis, His Excellency, 136; George Washington, "Farewell Orders," 2 November 1783, available online at http://memory.loc.gov/learn/features/timeline/amrev/peace/farewell.html (accessed 24 February 2009).
9 Ellis, His Excellency, 99.
10 Forrest McDonald, "George Washington," American National Biography Online, s.n., available online at http://www.anb.org (accessed 24 February 2009).
11 McDonald, The Presidency, 3.
12 Ibid., 25.
13 Quoted in Ellis, His Excellency, 220.
14 Henry Lee, "George Washington Eulogy," 26 December 1799, available online at http://www.sonofthesouth.net/revolutionary-war/patriots/henry-light-horse-harry-lee.htm (accessed 24 February 2009).
15 Joseph Ellis, His Excellency: George Washington (New York: Vintage, 2004), 153.
16 Forrest McDonald, The Presidency of George Washington (Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 1974), 29; Gordon Wood, "The Man Who Would Not Be King," review of His Excellency: George Washington, by Joseph Ellis, The New Republic Online, 16 December 2004, available online at http://www.powells.com/review/2004_12_16 (accessed 18 February 2009); Ellis, His Excellency, 193.
17 Ellis, His Excellency, 269.
18 Mount Vernon Ladies' Association, "Bastille Key," George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens, http://www.mountvernon.org/virtualnonflash/1Floor/bastilleKey.htm (accessed 18 February 2009).
19 Smithsonian Institution Press, "Benjamin Franklin's Walking Stick," Legacies, http://www.smithsonianlegacies.si.edu/objectdescription.cfm?ID=57 (accessed 18 February 2009).
20 Ellis, His Excellency, 221; McDonald, The Presidency, 23.
21 The Library of Congress, "Timeline: The Early Republic," The George Washington Papers at the Library of Congress, http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/gwhtml/gwtimeer.html (accessed 18 February 2009).
22 Appointment of George Washington to the grade of General of the Armies, Public Law 94-479, 11 October 1976, available online at http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Public_Law_94-479 (accessed 18 February 2009).
23 Ellis, His Excellency, ix, 7; AP Wire, "George Washington's false teeth not wooden," MSNBC, 27 January 2005, available online at http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6875436/ (accessed 18 February 2009).
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