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George Washington – State of the Union – December 7, 1796

George Washington – State of the Union – December 7, 1796

Oct 17, 2012

Fellow-Citizens of the Senate and House of Representatives: In recurring to the internal situation of our country since I had last the pleasure to address you, I find ample reason for a renewed expression of that gratitude to the Ruler of the Universe which a continued series of prosperity has so often and so justly called forth. The acts of the last session...

George Washington – State of the Union – December 8, 1795

George Washington – State of the Union – December 8, 1795

Oct 17, 2012

Fellow-Citizens of the Senate and House of Representatives: I trust I do not deceive myself when I indulge the persuasion that I have never met you at any period when more than at the present the situation of our public affairs has afforded just cause for mutual congratulation, and for inviting you to join with me in profound gratitude to the Author of all Good...

George Washington – State of the Union – November 19, 1794

George Washington – State of the Union – November 19, 1794

Oct 17, 2012

Fellow-Citizens of the Senate and House of Representatives: When we call to mind the gracious indulgence of Heaven by which the American people became a nation; when we survey the general prosperity of our country, and look forward to the riches, power, and happiness to which it seems destined, with the deepest regret do I announce to you that during your...

George Washington – State of the Union – December 3, 1793

George Washington – State of the Union – December 3, 1793

Oct 17, 2012

Fellow-Citizens of the Senate and House of Representatives: Since the commencement of the term for which I have been again called into office no fit occasion has arisen for expressing to my fellow citizens at large the deep and respectful sense which I feel of the renewed testimony of public approbation. While on the one hand it awakened my gratitude for all...

George Washington – State of the Union – November 6, 1792

George Washington – State of the Union – November 6, 1792

Oct 17, 2012

State of the Union Address George Washington November 6, 1792 Fellow-Citizens of the Senate and House of Representatives: It is some abatement of the satisfaction with which I meet you on the present occasion that, in felicitating you on a continuance of the national prosperity generally, I am not able to add to it information that the Indian hostilities which...

George Washington – State of the Union – October 25, 1791

George Washington – State of the Union – October 25, 1791

Oct 17, 2012

Fellow-Citizens of the Senate and House of Representatives: “In vain may we expect peace with the Indians on our frontiers so long as a lawless set of unprincipled wretches can violate the rights of hospitality, or infringe the most solemn treaties, without receiving the punishment they so justly merit.” I meet you upon the present occasion with the...