Edited by W.B. Allen. ISBN 0-86597-060-2. Editorial additions copyright 1988. Softcover with 716 pages.
W.B. Allen covers five decades of George Washington's active life and brings together over 440 letters, orders, addresses, diary entries, and other writings. This Library of America volume reveals Washington to have been a forceful, accomplished, and eloquent writer. His intelligence, patriotism, dignity, and sense of honor that won the admiration and trust of Americans in his own time all come through in this collection."