Bauhaus-Universität Weimar

Titel:
The life, studies and works of Benjamin West, Esq. president of The Royal Academy of London
Person:
Galt, John
Persistente ID:
urn:nbn:de:gbv:wim2-g-1662038
PURL:
https://digitalesammlungen.uni-weimar.de/viewer/resolver?urn=urn:nbn:de:gbv:wim2-g-1663004
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of 
them 
11') ore 
than 
Jacob 
Duchey, 
another 
of 
the four youihs whom he recommended to the 
Artist. He became a Clergyman and was cele- 
brated 
vinces 
throughout the whole of the British Pro- 
in America as a most pathetic and: per- 
suasive preacher. The publicity of his character 
in the world was, however, chiefly owing to a 
letter 
which 
he 
addressed 
to 
Genera] 
Washing- 
ton, soon 
command 
after his appointment to the chief 
of the army. The purport of this 
letter was to 
to the British 
persuade the General to go over 
cause. It was carried to himby a 
Mrs. Ferguson, a daughter of Doctor Graham, a 
Scottish Physician in Philadelphia. Washing- 
ton. with his army, at that time lay at Valley- 
forge, and this lady, on the pretext of paying 
him a visit, as they were previously acquainted, 
went to the camp. The General received her 
in his tent with much respect, for he greatly 
admired the masculine vigour of 
Wlien she had delivered the letter 
her mind. 
he read it 
attentively, and, rising from his seat, walked 
backwards and forwards upwards of an hour,- 
Without speaking. He appeared to be much 
agitated during the greatest part of the time; but
        

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