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first in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his countrymen in Culture

First in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his countrymen

Words from a eulogy for George Washington adopted by Congress immediately after Washington's death. The eulogy was written by Henry Lee, a soldier and political leader from Washington's home state of Virginia.

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