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George Washington & Father’s Day

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On turning 60, George Washington wrote in letters to friends: “The time is not far distant when I must sleep with my Fathers.”

I was a history student reading those words. My professors told me that Washington lacked Thomas Jefferson’s “peculiar felicity of expression.” Even though I was studying at Mr. Jefferson’s university, I found it hard not to feel the beauty of Washington’s words. Read More»