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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Washington, George (search)
uced portraits of various degrees of merit, the most famous and best-known of whom was Gilbert Stuart. Stuart painted three portraits from life. The first one he rubbed out, not being satisfied with it, and the last one, the head only finished, is the property of the Boston Athenaeum. This is the head most often seen, and has been accepted as the standard portrait of the patriot; yet Stuart himself regarded his own portrait, as a likeness, inferior to that of the statue by Houdon, in the capitol at Richmond. The latter is, undoubtedly, the best likeness of Washington ever made, and should be regarded as the standard portrait. It cannot be otherwise, for it is from a plaster-cast from the living face, and a model of the rest of the bust, both made by the sculptor himself. financial embarrassments and an imperfect system of government, Washington was still regarded as the public leader; and when the convention that formed the national Constitution assembled at Philadelphia, in 178
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Williamsburg, (search)
Williamsburg, A city and county seat of James City county, Va., 3 miles from the James River and 50 miles southeast of Richmond. The city was first settled in 1632; was the seat of the royal government prior to the Revolutionary War; and afterwards was the State capital till 1780, when the government was transferred to Richmond. The capitol was completed in 1704, burned, rebuilt in 1752, and again burned about 1831. Williamsburg is the seat of William and Mary College (q. v.), of the Eastern Lunatic Asylum of Virginia, opened in 1773, and the oldest institution of its kind in the United States; and of an Episcopal church dating from 1678. The city was the scene of a noted battle in the Civil War. See Williamsburg, battle of.
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