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On December 14, 1799, George Washington dies at Mount Vernon. On December 12, Washington spent several hours riding over the plantation, in snow, hail and freezing rain. He ate his supper later that evening without changing from his wet clothes. The following day, he awoke with a severe sore throat (either quinsy or acute epiglottitis) and became increasingly hoarse as the day progressed. All the available medical treatments failed to improve his condition, and he died at around 10pm.

1850 Jennie Bellows Millard (American artist, 1816-1853) Mount Vernon Early American Gardens: Mount Vernon after George Washington's Death

2nd burial place of George Washington. He was buried on property of Mt. Vernon and then moved to another location at Mt. Vernon that was more accessible for ceremonies