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Tobias Lear

(1762 - 1816)

Welcome to the only web site dedicated to Tobias Lear, George Washington's secretary and friend. Born in Portsmouth, NH, Lear began work for Gen. Washington prior to his terms as President. Lear was accounant for Washington's farm at Mount Vernon and tutor to his step children. Lear recorded the details of Washngton's death and later fell in and out of luck, eventually committing suicide. His childhood home is a local museum.

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# Title Created Date Author
1 Motoring in the Dust of George Washington 11 April 2008 J T Sullivan
2 George Washington in NH 16 February 2007 George Washington
3 The Many Loves of Mr Lear 25 December 2005 J. Dennis Robinson
4 Tobias Lear Helps Fire Victims 15 April 2005 John Langdon
5 Inside the Tobias Lear House 26 December 2004 Frank Clarkson
6 The Rise and Fall of Tobias Lear 01 December 2004 J. Dennis Robinson
7 Death of George Washington 30 October 2004 Tobias Lear
8 The Portsmouth Connection 29 October 2004 SeacoastNH History
9 George Washington's Seacoast Tour 29 October 2004 J. Dennis Robinson
10 Tobias Lear's Checkered Career 19 March 2004 Various Authors

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