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This story is a myth from a book by Parson Weems and I do not if the story says exactly how old he was ---- hw was old enough to be given a hatchet, probably about 8 in those days, nowadays, probably about 12.

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Washington did not cut down any tree. This was made to be to show Washington's honesty. He really didn't cut anything.

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