Mount Vernon [electronic resource], a poem: being the seat of His Excellency George Washington, in the state of Virginia; lieutenant-general and commander in chief of the land forces of the United States of America. This rural, romantic and descriptive poem of the seat of so great a character, it is hoped may please, with a copper-plate likeness of the general. It was taken from an actual view on the spot by the author, 15th May, 1799. Also a cursory view of Georgetown, city of Washington, and the capital. By John Searson, formerly of Philadelphia, merchant. [Three lines from Thomson]

Searson, John [Browse]
Philadelphia : Printed for the author by Folwell, [1800?]
[2], vi, [1], 10-83, [1], 4 p., [1] leaf of plates : 1 port. ; 8⁰.


  • Dedicated to Washington. The presence of the dedication suggests that the work was substantially ready for publication when Washington died in December, 1799. The elegiac verses on p. [85-88] were evidently added upon Washington's death, and the work published soon thereafter
  • Reproduction of original from the British Library.
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction. Farmington Hills, Mich. : Thomson Gale, 2003. Available via the World Wide Web. Access limited by licensing agreements
  • Evans, 38479
  • Wegelin, O. Amer. poetry ^DBBc348
  • Stillwell, M.B. Washington eulogies, 211
  • Sabin, 78658
  • English Short Title Catalog, ESTCW28636.
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