George Washington’s Farewell

George Washington’s Farewell

A letter to the people of the United States, written near the end of Washington’s second term. Originally published in David Claypole’s American Daily Advertiser on September 19, 1796 under the title “The Address of General Washington To The People of The United States on his declining of the Presidency of the United States,” the letter was almost immediately reprinted in newspapers across the country and later in a pamphlet form. 

The Farewell Address endures as a critical founding document for issues of Union, partisanship, and isolationism. It seems, as you shall hear, particularly relevant today. 

Presented in full. 

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Narrated by Edison McDaniels.

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