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Posted: 12/14/2013 10:08:15 AM EST
"The news of Washington's death had a profound effect in Europe. In France, Napoleon Bonaparte as First Consul, asked Louis de Fontanes to give a eulogy and ordered a ten-day requiem[7]. In Britain, the Royal Navy was ordered to lower flags at half-mast on its entire fleet"


"The Whole range of history does not present to our view a character upon which we can dwell with such entire and unmixed admiration. The long life of George Washington is not stained by a single blot... His fame, bounded by no country, will be confined to no age."


Link Posted: 12/14/2013 10:10:22 AM EST
The man was just great worldwide... He was also a beloved rum drinker...
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