Sunday, February 22, 2009

George Washington's farewell address (1/51)

The first of 51 paragraphs in George Washington's farewell address:

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 designating the person, who is to be clothed with that important trust, it appears to me proper, especially as it may conduce to a more distinct expression of the public voice, that I should now apprize you of the resolution I have formed, to decline being considered among the number of those out of whom a choice is to be made.

President Washington was born on February 22, 1732.

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