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TO MY GENIAL LITTLE COMRADE,

Alfred Benjamin,

A LAD OF SEVEN, WHO SAYS,

66 WASHINGTON LIVED FOR HIS COUNTRY AND NOT FOR HIMSELF,"

I LOVINGLY DEDICATE

THIS BOOK.

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CENTRAL RESERVE

PREFACE.

IT is owing to the appreciation and encouragement of my friends, the teachers and others who have seen "Winnowings for Lincoln's Birthday," that I have ventured to send forth this, the second number of the Winnowings Series.

In the biographical sketch there will be found no detailed account of battles won or lost; only those emphasized by the application of Washington's own words, which form a background to show forth the deep humanity that underlay the calm exterior of the

man.

The author calls the attention of teachers and students to the adaptability of Washington's sentiments not only to his own time, but to each generation that has followed, especially to this, the present century.

AGNES MAWSON.

GD TRANSFER SEP 16 1942

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