Lawrence Washington inherited another family property from his father, a plantation on the Potomac River at Little Hunting Creek which he named Mount Vernon, in honor of his commanding officer, Vice Admiral Edward Vernon.
George inherited Ferry Farm upon his father's death and eventually acquired Mount Vernon after Lawrence's death.
His retirement from office after two terms established a tradition that lasted until 1940 and was later made law by the 22nd Amendment.
He remained non-partisan, never joining the Federalist Party, although he largely supported its policies.
He was born on February 11, 1731, according to the Julian calendar and Annunciation Style of enumerating years then in use in the British Empire.
The Gregorian calendar was adopted within the British Empire in 1752, and it renders a birth date of February 22, 1732.
While no evidence exists of a sexual affair between the two, Washington wrote Sally love letters even after she had married.
George spent much of his boyhood at Ferry Farm in Stafford County near Fredericksburg.
Historians laud Washington for the selection and supervision of his generals, preservation and command of the army, coordination with the Congress, state governors, and their militia, and attention to supplies, logistics, and training.
In his youth, he became a senior officer in the colonial militia during the first stages of the French and Indian War.
In 1775, the Second Continental Congress commissioned him as commander-in-chief of the Continental Army in the American Revolution.
Washington's Farewell Address was an influential primer on civic virtue, warning against partisanship, sectionalism, and involvement in foreign wars.
He retired from the presidency in 1797, returning to his home and plantation at Mount Vernon.
• French and Indian War • Battle of Jumonville Glen • Battle of Fort Necessity • Braddock Expedition • Battle of the Monongahela • Forbes Expedition • American Revolutionary War • Boston campaign • New York and New Jersey campaign • Philadelphia campaign • Yorktown campaign • Northwest Indian War , 1799) was an American statesman and soldier who served as the first President of the United States from 1789 to 1797 and was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States.