Weems Mason Locke

Weems

 (wēmz), Mason Locke Known as "Parson Weems." 1759-1825.
American clergyman and writer known for his laudatory fictionalized biography of George Washington (1800), a later edition of which contains the story of Washington chopping down a cherry tree.
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