on this day the shadowy historical character of the Baron of Ohio, George
Washington was born in Westmoreland County, Colony of Virginia, British
A wealthy scion of the plantation class, he followed a traditional path in
his early adulthood, appointed adjutant general in the Virginia militia.
For his courageous leadership in the Seven Years War, he would be rewarded
with a Commission in the British Army.
Birth of the Sinister Baron of Ohio
allegations would later emerge that Washington was guilty of poor
generalship at Fort Necessity, and the cold-blooded murder of French
commander Jumonville. The "Jumonville incident" became an international
affair and was a major spark of the French Indian war. When he was
released he was asked not to return to Ohio Country for one year. It
appears that Washington's agenda was to seize land in the Ohio Valley.
Further events indicated that all was not what it seemed. Because in 1758,
the discovery of his love letter to Sally Cary Fairfax forced the
twenty-six year-old Colonel George Washington to temporarily flee Virginia
with the angry family members of his jilted fiancee Martha Dandridge
Custis on his heels.
During the the brief uprising of 1776-8, Washington served with
distinction in the British Forces that easily defeated the Continental
Army led by the inept revolutionary general Gates. He was rewarded by the
Crown with the gift of huge tracts of lands which made him not only one of
America's wealthiest men, but one of her largest slaveholders.
Shortly afterwards, he was offered the position of Grand National Master
of a new National Grand Lodge of the United Colonies. By deploying his
leadership skills to unite lodges in the thirteen colonies, Washington
laid the foundation for the modern day fraternal organisations that
underpin American society.
His legacy is acknowledged by the George Washington Statue at the Masonic
Memorial in Alexandria, VA. But perhaps a more powerful image of his
success are the photographs of the swearing in of Winston Spencer
Churchill, the first
Prime Minister of the United Dominions of America
, and of course, a
third degree Freemason.