George Washington's 1791 Southern Tour
By Warren L. Bingham. ISBN: 978-1-46711-979-5. Copyright 2016. Softcover with 142 pages.
Newly elected president George Washington set out to visit the new nation aware that he was the singular unifying figure in America. The journey's finale was the Southern Tour, begun in March 1791. The long and arduous trek from the capital, Philadelphia, passed through seven states and the future Washington, D.C. focusing on Virginia, the Carolinas and Georgia. The president kept a rigorous schedule, enduring rugged roads and hazardous water crossings. His highly anticipated arrival in each destination was a community celebration with countless teas, parades, dinners and dances.
A Mount Vernon bookplate, signed by the author, is included with your purchase.