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Were George Washington's teeth ripped from the mouths of living slaves?

I've seen lots of things like this going around. The real deal is George Washington had the teeth of his slaves in his mouth and not wood.. Wake Up my people they are still using us for body ...
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Did George Washington sell a slave for a barrel of syrup?

I know that George Washington owned slaves, but did he sell one for a barrel of syrup? I found two sources that claim this (one of which doesn't seem to be freely available online): George ...
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Did George Washington say no political parties?

I hear often that George Washington said he did not want political parties after he left. I've had trouble finding a source for this. Also, since democracy was so young, wouldn't the idea of political ...
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Was George Washington the source of this quote equating government gun control with evil intentions?

The latest gun advocacy rhetoric I've seen includes this quote, attributed to George Washington: When any nation mistrusts its citizens with guns it is sending a clear message. It no longer trusts ...
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Did George Washington support the sowing of Hemp?

Wikiquote and many other sites list this quote: Make the most of the Indian hemp seed, and sow it everywhere! George Washington in a note to his gardener at Mount Vernon (1794), The Writings of ...