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George Washington's Farewell Address

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ISBN-10: 1557094543

ISBN-13: 9781557094544

Edition: N/A

Authors: George Washington

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On September 19,1796, George Washington announced that he would leave the presidency. His famous farewell address encapsulates a view of the Union, the Constitution, and good citizenship that is an important part of American political thought today. In this amazing letter to all of us, almost everything that we debate as a nation today has been advised.
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Book details

List price: $9.95
Publisher: Applewood Books
Publication date: 8/27/1999
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 36
Size: 4.50" wide x 7.25" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

George Washington was born in Westmoreland County, Va., on Feb. 22, 1732. His father died in 1743, and Washington went to live with his half brother Lawrence at Mount Vernon. He was appointed surveyor for Culpeper County in 1749. Washington's brother died in 1752 he ultimately inherited the Mount Vernon estate. Washington first gained public notice when, as adjutant of one of Virginia's four military districts, he was dispatched in October 1753 by Govenor Robert Dinwiddie on a fruitless mission to warn the French commander at Fort Le Boeuf against further encroachment on territory claimed by Britain. Discouraged by his defeat and angered by discrimination between British and colonial…