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Portrait of George Washington.
George Washington: General, President and letter writer!

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Washington Wrote a Letter to the Continental Congress
March 24, 1776

Washington armed Fort Hill, another high ground facing the water, so that it "will greatly annoy any Fleet the Enemy may send against the Town, and render the Landing of their Troops exceedingly difficult, If not Impracticable." The Continental Congress gave Washington a gold medal and a letter of thanks for capturing Boston.

Washington wrote back with his thanks and also declared his devotion to the American people. Because of Washington's letters, we know all this about him and the siege of Boston.

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