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Miracle at Philadelphia Characters

Catherine Drinker Bowen
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General George Washington

Bowen opens the narrative with the arrival of George Washington in Philadelphia to attend the Convention as a representative from Virginia. Washington is one of the most prominent and celebrated people of the day. When he arrives, he is welcomed openly and publicly by the people of Philadelphia.

Washington lives at Mount Vernon in Virginia on a large farm. He takes a personal interest in the farming operations, during his time in Philadelphia writes specific instructions to his farm managers, and inquires about what is happening. In the short breaks in the meeting, he spends part of his time riding around the farmlands around Philadelphia learning about local crops and cultivation techniques.

In deference to his status, Washington is made President of the Convention, and Bowen states that it is understood that whatever the new form of government that results, Washington will be at the head...

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