Tobias Lear

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Tobias Lear was the personal secretary to President George Washington.[1] He was present at Washington's deathbed, and famously said to him as he was dying,

You must forgive me - I find that on this occasion, it is manly to weep.[2]


  1. Tobias Lear Tells the Tale of Washington's Death
  2. 14th December 1799: George Washington – defeater of the British and first US President – dies of Epiglottitis at Mount Vernon, aged 67