Advancing Religious Liberty
5/21/10 at 12:10 PM 0 Comments

Friday Fun: George Washington Edition

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Author: ADF Litigation Staff Counsel Heather Gebelin Hacker

George Washington was one of the Founding Fathers of our country-he was the Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army, presided over the Constitutional Convention, was first to sign the Constitution, and became our first President, making history when he peacefully relinquished power after two terms.

But Washington had a secret.

Everyone knows he didn't really chop down the legendary cherry tree. And he had false teeth, though they weren't made of wood. But did you know that he was over 200 years late returning a library book?

Reuters reports that George Washington checked out The Law of Nations by Emer de Vattel on October 5, 1789, and the New York Society Library recently discovered, upon reviewing the borrowing records of the Founding Fathers, that the volume had never been returned. Perhaps the library let him slide since he was President?

221 years later, Mount Vernon staff replaced the missing volume with another copy of the same edition. No word yet on whether George's estate will be charged the $300,000 overdue fee!

This post originally appeared here.

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