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George Washington's last words were, "Let me go off quietly. I cannot last long."

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George Washington Died at His Mount Vernon Home
December 14, 1799

After the Revolutionary War, George Washington more than anything, hoped to live as a gentleman farmer in Virginia. But his sense of duty to his country was so great that instead he went on to serve his country as the first president of the United States in 1789. All in all, he spent 50 years in public service. Finally, at 10 p.m. on December 14, 1799, Washington died at his Mount Vernon home. His time was brief as a gentleman farmer. But he did leave an astounding mark on American history and culture.
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