E Pluribus Unum – The Love of One, the Preservation of the Other

E Pluribus Unum – The Love of One, the Preservation of the Other

1796 “While, then, every part of our country thus feels an immediate and particular interest in union, all the parts combined cannot fail to find in the united mass of means and efforts greater strength, greater resource, proportionally greater security...
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What’s in It for Me? – George Washington’s Farewell Address

What’s in It for Me? – George Washington’s Farewell Address

1796 “But these considerations, however powerfully they address themselves to your sensibility, are greatly outweighed by those which apply more immediately to your interest. Here every portion of our country finds the most commanding motives for careful...
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The Name of American & Slight Shades of Difference

The Name of American & Slight Shades of Difference

1796 “For this [protecting your unity] you have every inducement of sympathy and interest. Citizens, by birth or choice, of a common country, that country has a right to concentrate your affections. The name of American, which belongs to you...
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Palladium – How America Lost Her Unity

Palladium – How America Lost Her Unity

1796 “Interwoven as is the love of liberty with every ligament of your hearts, no recommendation of mine is necessary to fortify or confirm the attachment. The unity of government which constitutes you one people is also now dear to...
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The Advice of a Disinterested Friend

The Advice of a Disinterested Friend

1796 “Here, perhaps, I ought to stop. But a solicitude for your welfare, which cannot end but with my life, and the apprehension of danger, natural to that solicitude, urge me, on an occasion like the present, to offer to...
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A Father’s Prayer

A Father’s Prayer

1796 “In looking forward to the moment which is intended to terminate the career of my public life, my feelings do not permit me to suspend the deep acknowledgment of that debt of gratitude which I owe to my beloved...
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Humble Leadership

Humble Leadership

1796 “I rejoice that the state of your concerns, external as well as internal, no longer renders the pursuit of inclination incompatible with the sentiment of duty or propriety, and am persuaded, whatever partiality may be retained for my services,...
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Sacrificing Self

Sacrificing Self

1796 The acceptance of, and continuance hitherto in, the office to which your suffrages have twice called me have been a uniform sacrifice of inclination to the opinion of duty and to a deference for what appeared to be your...
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Service, Not Power

Service, Not Power

1796 “Friends and Fellow-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.....
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The Dutiful Citizen

The Dutiful Citizen

1796 “I beg you, at the same time, to do me the justice to be assured that this resolution has not been taken without a strict regard to all the considerations appertaining to the relation which binds a dutiful citizen...
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