Then on December 14, 1799, George Washington died.
Washington followed up the success in Trenton with the capture of the British garrison at Princeton, New Jersey on January 3, 1777.
Washington was famous for his temper.
He was later able to purchase the home from his brother's widow.
With morale boosted, Washington next attacked nearby only days later.
Washington prepared his defense against Howe at Brandywine Creek.