mason locke weems

Weems

[weemz]
noun
Mason Locke ("Parson Weems") 1759–1825, U.S. clergyman and biographer.
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mason locke weems

American clergyman, itinerant book agent, and fabricator of the story of George Washington's chopping down the cherry tree. This fiction was inserted into the fifth edition (1806) of Weems's book The Life and Memorable Actions of George Washington (1800).

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