Washington's Letter to Liberty Hall Academy (videorecording)
Tom Camden, Head of Special Collections & Archives, Leyburn Library, Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA
Washington and Lee University Office of Communications and Public Affairs
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Tom Camden, Head of Special Collections & Archives, shows us the letter where George Washington gives Liberty Hall Academy 150 shares of James River and Potomac Canal Company stock. He had received the stock as a gift from the Virginia General Assembly in recognition of his service to the commonwealth and his support of canal-building. The stock was valued at $20,000, which would be worth millions today.This video was created by the Washington and Lee University News Office. It appeared on the University's website during the 2014-2015 academic year.Please click the URI above (https://vimeo.com/album/3020174/video/87296970) to watch this video.