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When a young man, George Washington acquired a riding chair similar to this 18th-century vehicle (in the back of the Coachhouse). Popular in America and England, riding chairs could travel country lanes and back roads more easily than bulkier four-wheeled chariots and coaches. Several slaves took care of Mount Vernon vehicles, including Joe, a driver, and Jack, a wagoner.
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