The other George Washington: George Washington Williams,19th century American Civil War veteran, minister, politician and historian, born 1849, Bedford Springs, PA. History of the Negro Race in America from 1619 to 1880; as Negroes, as Slaves, as Soldiers, and as Citizens (1882); A History of the Negro Troops in the War of the Rebellion (1887); Open letter to King Leopold II of Belgium asserting mass violations of human rights in Congo (1890).
Thomas Palmer Musket | Museum of the American made by Philadelphia gunsmith Thomas Palmer, is believed to have been one of the forty muskets ordered by George Washington in January 1775 for the Prince William County Independent Company in Virginia. The First Continental Congress (September-October 1774) tried to secure the repeal of the “Intolerable Acts” by creating the Continental Association in order to enforce a boycott of British imported goods. Local “committees of safety” were charged…
In the first full exposé of Leopold's Congo Free State, George Washington Williams described how Henry Morton Stanley and his assistants had used a variety of tricks, such as fooling Africans into thinking that whites had supernatural powers, to get Congo chiefs to sign their land over to Leopold.
George Washington William Joseph Williams (1759-1823) Pastel on paper, 1794 71.1 x 55.8 cm (28 x 22 in.) Alexandria-Washington Masonic Lodge No. 22 Ancient, Free, and Accepted Masons, Alexandria, Virginia Image courtesy Alexandria-Washington Masonic Lodge No. 2