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  1. George Washington's Farewell Address (1796) Friends and Citizens: The period for a new election of a citizen to administer the executive government of the United States being not far distant, and the time actually arrived when your thoughts must be employed in designating the person who is to be clothed with that important trust, it appears to ...

  2. Washington's Farewell Address is a letter written by President George Washington as a valedictory to "friends and fellow-citizens" after 20 years of public service to the United States. He wrote it near the end of the second term of his presidency before retiring to his home at Mount Vernon in Virginia.

  3. Washington’s Farewell Address spoke to contemporary concerns that the Union was weak and vulnerable to attacks from internal and external enemies. But even after the uncertainty of the early national period had passed, his message of unity remained powerful.

  4. May 20, 2002 · Washington’s Farewell Address: In facsimile, with transliterations of all the drafts of Washington, Madison, & Hamilton, together with their correspondence and other supporting documents. New York, 1935. description ends 105–36 (facsimile), and 139–59 (transcription).

  5. In honor of the 225th anniversary of his famed Farewell Address, an all-star panel discusses George Washington’s warnings to and hopes for future generations of Americans. Featuring CNN’s John Avlon, author Dr. Lindsay Chervinsky, and historian Dr. Joseph Ellis.

  6. Washington's 1796 Farewell Address expresses his hope that America will stay out of the conflicts of foreign nations. But this philosophy stood in contrast to earlier actions. A 1778 treaty with France called for a "true and sincere friendship" between the two countries.

  7. George Washington's Farewell Address - In 1796, as his second term in office drew to a close, President George Washington informed the American people of his retirement in a public letter that would come to be known as his “Farewell Address.”

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