On the evening of December 14, 1799, at Mount Vernon, George Washington passed away of a throat infection. He was buried four days later in the family vault at Mount Vernon.

Washington's Will

Washington's Will

In his will, written several months before his death in December 1799, George Washington left directions for the emancipation of all the slaves that he owned, after the death of Martha Washington.

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Washington's Resurrection?

Washington's Resurrection?

Did you know there was an attempt to bring Washington back to life?  William Thornton, a friend and prominent physician, proposed a plan to "resuscitate" the recently deceased body.

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George Washington's Death Quiz

How well do you know the events surrounding Washington's death? 

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