LINGUISTICS & CULTURE
|Data:||19/SET/2009 12:27 PM|
|Assunto:||American Colonization II|
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George Washington emerged from the Revolutionary War as the general
who had led the Continental Army to victory. In the 1780s, he returned
to his dream of establishing a company to build a canal system on the
upper reaches of the Potomac River, a vision he first had fostered dur-
ing the early 1770s. A year after the end of the war, Washington set
out on horseback into western Virginia. His purpose was to plan, “as
much as in me lay, the inland navigation of the Potomac.”* His second-
ary purpose was to view land that he owned in the region—
thousands of acres that had been granted to him by the British government for his
services in the French and Indian War of the 1750s and 1760s.
Washington returned from his investigations of the upper
Potomac more convinced than ever that a canal system could be
built. He wrote to the governor of Virginia to suggest that a company
be established to order the specific survey work necessary for a
water project that might connect the Potomac River with the Ohio
River beyond the Appalachians. This company would become the
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