founding mothers

In early May Washington wrote to his mother from the frontier town of Winchester. Probably because she had so hotly opposed his taking the post, he stressed his pleasure in serving on Braddock's staff: "I am very happy in the general's family, being trated with a complaisant freedom which is quite agreeable to me, and have no reason to doubt the satisfaction I hope for in making the campaign." Washington ended his formal note with the words, "I am Honored Madam Your most Dutiful and Obedient Son."

Mary Ball Washington [George Washington's mom]...replied to George's letter by asking him to retain a Dutch servant for her and buy her some butter.

Ron Chernow, "Washington: A Life" (2010)

even after becoming general and president, george washington's mom did not approve.