History Jokes: George Washington at the fireplace


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George Washington at the fireplace 
Monday, March 17, 2008, 01:25 AM - American history in jokes,anecdotes and funny facts, Jokes and anecdotes of famous people
Posted by Court Jester
As he (George Washington) sat at table after dinner the fire
behind him was too large and hot; he complained and said he must remove; a gentleman observed that it behooved a general to stand fire; Washington said, it did not look well for a general to receive fire from behind.
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