George Washington (President) - opposed British colonial policy and was a delegate to the Continental Congress. His strong military leadership was rewarded with election as the first President of the new United States of America. As President, he was a conciliator between liberal and conservative factions. The lone medal he wears was from the Society of Cincinatti, founded in 1783 for officers who served in the Revolutionary War.
George Washington: George Washington was commander of Virginia's frontier troops, he was a colonel military leader for the British in the French and Indian War. He was Commander of the Continental Army during the American Revolution. His achievements were holding the army together at Valley Forge, and his major victory at Yorktown.
*BENJAMIN FRANKLIN's: 18kt gold pocket watch, c.1770. The watch exchanged hands several times. Engraved below the key hole reads: This watch firs owned by: Benjamin Franklin 1706-1790 ? to Timothy Folger 1732-1814 / To Benjamin Franklin Folger / 1769-1836 / to James Athern Folger / 1835-1889
" The nation which indulges towards another an habitual hatred, or an habitual fondness, is in some degree a slave. It is a slave to its animosity or to its affection, either of which is sufficient to lead it astray from its duty and its interest." George Washington