15 July 2014

So Much James Wilkinson, So Little Time

From Memoirs of my own times, Volume 3 by James Wilkinson:

One "man of destiny" was James Wilkinson. Perhaps because of Wilkinson's machinations during the Revolutionary War where he played a role in undercutting General George Washington's authority in the Conway Cabal, President Washington was not a fan of Wilkinson's. "Washington, who had wanted Wilkinson watched, had retired to Mount Vernon. John Adams gave the general his confidence and maintained him in the southwest."

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