George Washington to George William Fairfax, 10-15 June 1774

Washington discusses the Virginia House of Burgesses meeting after the governor had dissolved the Assembly in response to its adoptions of resolutions opposing the Boston Port Act and Townshend Acts. He expresses his opposition to the British policies imposed on the colonies as well as his concern in the rising […]

George Washington to George Mason, 5 April 1769

Correspondence between George Washington and George Mason in which Washington asks for Mason’s opinion about the new taxes from Great Britain.   This letter is part of a series; more information can be found on the “The Road to Revolution” page. Please also see related documents below. Original manuscript images of […]

George Washington to Martha Washington, 18 June 1775

Letter from George Washington to his wife Martha Washington in which he informs her that he has been selected as Commander of the Continental Army and telling her how to prepare for the impending war.   This letter is part of a series; more information can be found on the “The […]