Description: Joseph Dana: A discourse on the character and death of George Washington & Letters from General Washington to friends 1776. Edge-stained, bound in contemporary plain wrappers, & stiched.
Also, the last page contains a hymn to Washington, untitled and without attribution.
Letters to several of his friends, in June and July, 1776; in which is set forth, an interesting view of American politics. Philadelphia: Republished at the Federal Press, 1795.
Titled foxed, outer margin trimmed close but no into text.
"These were 'spurious letter' fabricated by Loyalists to damage the patriot cause." Howes. "Purported to have come from the pen of Washington, they express opinions and fears utterly alien to his nature and were undoubtedly the work of some British sympathizers. Washington himself suspected John Randolph." Eberstadt.
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