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On July the 4th in 1776, a group calling themselves the Second Judgmental Congress got together at Fort McHarry in Maryland. After a ceremony which ended with Paul Revere singing the famous battle hymn known as the National Anthem, the document was signed. From there, it was sent to England by plane presumably and presented to King George himself. Thus began the Evolutionary War.

Abraham Washington (born 2232) is the owner and curator of the Capitol Preservation Society in Rivet City in 2277.

Background[edit | edit source]

Washington continues the work started by his parents, who were just as passionate about preserving their heritage as residents of the nation's capital. He is a virtual shut-in at his Capitol Preservation Society. Abraham is a classic social outcast who talks to himself all the time. He has almost no social skills and has a deeper emotional connection to his historical objects than he does to any human being.[1]

Daily schedule[edit | edit source]

As its curator, he is normally seen walking around Capitol Preservation Society rooms and sometimes around other parts nearby. According to Sydney, he asks every traveler who comes through to retrieve the Declaration of Independence.

Interactions with the player character[edit | edit source]

Interactions overview[edit | edit source]

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This character is essential. Essential characters cannot be killed.
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This character drops an ear when killed (Contract Killer).
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This character starts quests.
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This character is involved in quests.

Quests[edit | edit source]

Other interactions[edit | edit source]

Washington will mention his Capitol Preservation Society and, when asked about the history of the Declaration of Independence, will tell a humorously inaccurate tale filled with anachronisms, saying that the document was signed at "Fort McHarry" (as opposed to Fort McHenry, which wasn't built until years after the document was signed) in Maryland by the "Second Judgemental Congress" (instead of the Second Continental Congress) and was taken to Britain, by plane instead of ship, to be presented to the king. He also calls the Revolutionary War the "Evolutionary War." His issues with history are understandable, considering the devastation since the Great War that severely limited resources for accurate historical information.

However, Three Dog seems to know more about the document's history.

Inventory[edit | edit source]

Fallout 3
Apparel Weapon Other items
Dirty pre-War relaxedwear
Reading glasses
Lincoln's repeater* Abraham Washington's key (also a small chance of random food item)

* Only after being sold Lincoln's repeater.

Fallout Shelter

Notes[edit | edit source]

Since he is considered "essential," attempting to kill him will only result in him losing consciousness. When he awakes, he will always be non-hostile.

Notable quotes[edit | edit source]

  • "Abraham Washington's the name... curator of this little slice of American history."
  • "By bringing this to me, do you realize you've just written yourself into the history books? But enough of that, allow me to present you with some sort of compensation for your deed."
  • "Each of the documents in this room tells a small but important story about the history of the United States of America. Unfortunately, the greatest prize of all is missing from the collection."
  • "On July the 4th in 1776, a group calling themselves the Second Judgmental Congress got together at Fort McHarry in Maryland. After a ceremony which ended with Paul Revere singing the famous battle hymn known as the National Anthem, the document was signed. From there, it was sent to England by plane presumably and presented to King George himself. Thus began the Evolutionary War."

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Abraham Washington appears in Fallout 3 and Fallout Shelter.

Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]

His name is a combination of Abraham Lincoln and George Washington, two of the United States' most influential presidents.

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References[edit | edit source]

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