Memorial and Biographical History of Dallas County, Texas. Page: 15 of 1,110
-~~~~~~~(ERA WAS JiAO'O.
His administration for the two terms had
been successful beyond the expectation and
hopes of even the most sanguine of his
friends. The finances of the country were
no longer in an embarrassed condition, the
public credit was fully restored, life was
given to every department of industry, the
workings of the new system in allowing
Congress to raise revenue from duties on
imports proved to be not only harmonious
in its federal action, but astonishing in its
results upon the commerce and trade of all
the States. The exports from the Union
increased from $I9,ooo,ooo to over $56,ooo,ooo
per annum, while the imports increased
in about the same proportion. Three new
members had been added to the Union. The
progress of the States in their new career
under their new organization thus far was
exceedingly encouraging, not only to the
friends of liberty within their own limits,
but to their sympathizing allies in all climes
o0 the call again made on this illustrious
chief to quit his repose at Mount Vernon
and take command of all the United States
forces, with the rank of Lieutenant-General,
when war was threatened with France in
1798, nothing need here be stated, except to
note the fact as an unmistakable testimonial
of the high regard in which he was still
held by his countrymen, of all shades of political
opinion. He patriotically accepted
this trust, but a treaty of peace put a stop
to all action under it. He again retired to
Mount Vernon, where, after a short and
severe illness, he died December 14, 1799,
in the sixty-eighth year of his age. The
whole country was filled with gloom by this
sad intelligence. Men of all parties in politics
and creeds in religion, in every State
in the Union, united with Congress in " paying
honor to the man, first in war, first in
peace, and first in the hearts of his countrymen
His remains were deposited in a family
vault on the banks of the Potomac at Mount
Vernon, where they still lie entombed.
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