Part I: George Washington's "remarks" -- Transcription and annotation / Martin West, director, Fort Ligonier -- Part II: Charles Willson Peale's 1787 portrait of George Washington -- 1. Young Washington: ambition, accomplishment, and acclaim / Don Higginbotham, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill -- 2. Biography and autobiography: Washington's "remarks" in context / Rosemarie Zagarri, George Mason University -- 3. "Just as they occurred to the memory, they were committed": speculations on George Washington's autobiographical "remarks" of 1787 / Fred Anderson, University of Colorado, Boulder -- The manuscript as object: Its materials and conservation / Christine Smith, President, Conservation of Art on Paper, Inc. -- Historic sites mentioned in George Washington's "remarks" / Burton K. Kummerow, President, Historyworks, Inc
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