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The Revolutionary Leader AN IDEA of Washington held mainly outside the United States, and especially during the last decade of his life, though it went on reverberating through the next hunTHIS is dred years. ology. It is champion The conception has a strong tincture of ideof Washington as the chieftain, the liberator, the of nationalism, revolution of and the victor in the first great times. In this role he appears as the of a vehement, valiant, swashbuckling modern unwitting chairman committee whose other members are men like Lafayette, Thaddeus Kosciusko, Toussaint L'Ouverture, Bolivar and Garibaldi,* with vacant places left by Iturbide and others who disgraced themselves.
Life was precarious and rough, death ever-present. John, for example, had three wives, the last of whom had already been widowed three times, and he was others Page, still only in his middle when he died in 1677. the Nevertheless, Washington forties name quietly joined those Byrd, Carter, Corbin, Fitzhugh, Harrison, Lee, Randolph that we associate with Virginia. John's eldest son, Lawrence, carried on the line, benefiting as elder sons did from the rules of inheritance that were to characterize the colony.
Gradually the fuss died down, and several months went by before Washington was again embroiled. He resigned his commission in 1754, in despair at the confusion that seemed to attend all plans connected with frontier campaigning. But in the spring of 1755 he once more took GEORGE WASHINGTON, ESQUIRE the familiar route toward the was a volunteer, without Ohio 49 forks. official status, like This time he the "Swedish gentlemen" who had marched with him a year before. The opportunity, though, was promising.