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Print of George Washington by Marshall

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Print of George Washington by Marshall / Longfellow National Historic Site

And Papa loves American history. His grandfather, Peleg Wadsworth, was a general in Washington's army. The amazing adventure of Peleg's capture by the British and his narrow escape from prison during the Revolution was told again and again to his relatives. For generations the dramatic story has fired the family's imagination with patriotism and courage.

Ideas also come from the daily news. And Papa loves American history. His grandfather, Peleg Wadsworth, was a general in Washington's army. The amazing adventure of Peleg's capture by the British and his narrow escape from prison during the Revolution was told again and again to his relatives. For generations the dramatic story has fired the family's imagination with patriotism and courage.
Ideas also come from the daily news. The Wreck of the Hesperus was sparked by a disastrous shipwreck near Boston. Slavery, a divisive national issue leading to the Civil War, inspired seven poems. Papa was a strong anti-slavery advocate along with his close friend, Charles Sumner. And Papa loves American history. His grandfather, Peleg Wadsworth, was a general in Washington's army. The amazing adventure of Peleg's capture by the British and his narrow escape from prison during the Revolution was told again and again to his relatives. For generations the dramatic story has fired the family's imagination with patriotism and courage.
Ideas also come from the daily news. The Wreck of the Hesperus was sparked by a disastrous shipwreck near Boston. Slavery, a divisive national issue leading to the Civil War, inspired seven poems. Papa was a strong anti-slavery advocate along with his close friend, Charles Sumner. <em>The Wreck of the Hesperus</em> was sparked by a disastrous shipwreck near Boston. Slavery, a divisive national issue leading to the Civil War, inspired seven poems. Papa was a strong anti-slavery advocate along with his close friend, Charles Sumner.

 

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