In 1775, the Second Continental Congress commissioned him as commander-in-chief of the Continental Army in the American Revolution.In that command, Washington forced the British out of Boston in 1776 but was defeated and nearly captured later that year when he lost New York City.In the evenings, the future owners will no doubt enjoy doing what generations before them have, and relax in the wood-floored living room with the heat of the roaring log fire set in a brick fire place keeping them warm.'The eight-bedroom manor house, which has been the subject of refurbishment and improvements, is surrounded by outstanding formal gardens and supported by modern and traditional farm buildings, two cottages and a staff flat.
He is popularly considered the driving force behind the nation's establishment and came to be known as the "father of the country," both during his lifetime and to this day.
Six of George's siblings reached maturity, including older half-brothers Lawrence and Augustine (from his father's first marriage to Jane Butler Washington), and full siblings Samuel, Elizabeth (Betty), John Augustine, and Charles.
Three siblings died before adulthood; his sister Mildred died when she was about one, his half-brother Butler died in infancy, and his half-sister Jane died at age 12, when George was about two.
He oversaw the creation of a strong, well-financed national government that maintained neutrality in the French Revolutionary Wars, suppressed the Whiskey Rebellion, and won wide acceptance amongst Americans.
His retirement from office after two terms established a tradition that lasted until 1940 and was later made law by the 22nd Amendment.