Some of the notebooks George Washington kept as a young man are still in existence. They show that he was learning Latin and was very interested in the basics of good behavior in society and was reading English literature. At school,he seemed only to have been interested in mathematic.(1)_________________________ For unlike other young Virginian gentleman of that day. He did not go to the College of William and Mary in the Virginian capital of Williamsburg. In terms of formal training them Washington contrasts sharply with some other early American Presidents such as John Adam Thomas Jefferson and James Madison.(2)_________________________.He never felt comfortable in a debate in Congress or on any subject that had not to do with everyday practical matter And because he never learned French and could not speak directly to the French leaders,(3)________________________. Thus,unlike Jefferson and Adams,he never reached Europe.