Marble; 25 x 19 1/4 x 10 inches, 105 lb. (63.5 x 48.9 x 25.4 cm, 47.6 kg). Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT.
George III, 1764
During the war ... Washington thought his way to federalism, long before a Federalist Party existed. He believed in a strong central government, supreme over the states; a strong financial system on the British model, with taxes to fund its debt; a flourishing commerce to create prosperity (and to train seamen for a powerful navy, which would in turn protect shipping); and a strong military. And most officers came out of the experience of the Revolution with the same views.