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Mount Vernon, the seat of the late Genl. Washington

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View of the first president's Virginia estate showing the residence and grounds near the Potomac River. Shows the house and a white gentleman standing near the entrance. On the grounds, two white women with parasols promenade, an enslaved African American man leads a horse, a white man returns from reaping carrying a sickle and a bundle of wheat, and a dog and another horse frolic. In the left background, a boat sails on the river.; Drawn by W. Birch; engraved by S. Seymour; Philadelphia, published March 15, 1812.; Title from item.; Originally published as a smaller plate in William Birch's Country Seats in the United States of North America (Philadelphia: 1804), this view was revised on a larger plate and reissued as a separate print by Birch in 1812. The popular larger 1812 plate was later republished, probably by John McAllister, around 1860.

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