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John Quincy Adams – State of the Union – December 2, 1828

Fellow Citizens of the Senate and of the House of Representatives: If the enjoyment in profusion of the bounties of Providence forms a suitable subject of mutual gratulation and grateful acknowledgment, we are admonished at this return of the season when the representatives of the nation are assembled to deliberate upon their concerns to offer up the tribute of...

John Quincy Adams – State of the Union – December 4, 1827

John Quincy Adams – State of the Union – December 4, 1827

Oct 19, 2012

Fellow Citizens of the Senate and of the House of Representatives: A revolution of the seasons has nearly been completed since the representatives of the people and States of this Union were last assembled at this place to deliberate and to act upon the common important interests of their constituents. In that interval the never slumbering eye of a wise and...

John Quincy Adams – State of the Union – December 5, 1826

John Quincy Adams – State of the Union – December 5, 1826

Oct 19, 2012

Fellow Citizens of the Senate and of the House of Representatives: The assemblage of the representatives of our Union in both Houses of the Congress at this time occurs under circumstances calling for the renewed homage of our grateful acknowledgments to the Giver of All Good. With the exceptions incidental to the most felicitous condition of human existence,...

John Quincy Adams – State of the Union – December 6, 1825

John Quincy Adams – State of the Union – December 6, 1825

Oct 19, 2012

Fellow Citizens of the Senate and of the House of Representatives: In taking a general survey of the concerns of our beloved country, with reference to subjects interesting to the common welfare, the first sentiment which impresses itself upon the mind is of gratitude to the Omnipotent Disposer of All Good for the continuance of the signal blessings of His...