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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Washington, Lawrence 1718- (search)
father of George, was Jane Butler. Lawrence received by his father's will the estate of Hunting Creek, on a bay and stream of that name, not far from Alexandria, and stretching for miles along the Potomac. He inherited the military spirit of his father, and engaged in an expedition against the Spaniards in South America, holding a captain's commission. He embarked for the West Indies in 1741, under General Wentworth. That officer and Admiral Vernon commanded a joint expedition against Carthagena, which resulted in disaster, not less than 20,000 British soldiers and seamen perishing, chiefly from a fatal sickness like yellow fever. It was in the midst of that terrible pestilence that the seeds of a fatal disease were planted in the system of Lawrence Washington, against which he struggled for years. During the campaign he had gained the confidence Lawrence Washington. Martha Washington. of both Wentworth and Vernon. Lawrence intended to go to England and join the regular a
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