LETTERS RECOLLECTIONS OF George Washington Being Letters to TOBIAS LEAR and others Between i 790 and 1 799, Showing the First American in the Management of his Estate and Domestic Affairs. 1 With a Diary of Washingtons Last Days, Kept by MR. LEAR. Illustrated from rare itj, phfagrapfys and MINIATURE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON Presented to Tobias Lear by Mrs. Washington Copyright, 1905, by W. K. Bixby Copyright, 1906, by Doubleday, Page Company Published, July, 1906 All rights reserved, including that of translation into foreign languages, including the Scandinavian The letters to Mr. Tobias Lear contained in this volume were copied from the originals writ ten by Washington. The volume was furnished to me, while I was preparing Washingtons Writ ings for the press, by Mr. Lincoln Lear, and I now present it to his daughter, Miss Louisa Lear. JARED SPARKS Cambridge, October, 1853.