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384 words, approx. 2 pages
Mason Locke Weems (1759-1825) was an American Episcopal minister, book salesman, and popular writer.Mason Locke Weems was born in Anne Arundel County, Md., on Oct. 1, 1759. He was admitted to the prie... Read more
4,568 words, approx. 16 pages
He was truly one of "nature's oddities," said the eminent Bishop William Meade, referring to his clerical subordinate, Mason Locke Weems, better known as Parson Weems, itinerant preacher, book peddler... Read more
949 words, approx. 4 pages
Parson Weems's claim to a small place in American literary history has often seemed to rest on his having retailed the fabulous story of George Washington and the cherry tree. He is more justly regar... Read more
2,475 words, approx. 9 pages
When Mason Locke Weems published his notorious biography of George Washington at the turn of the nineteenth century, he signaled the nationalistic spirit of a new country working to record--and embell... Read more