Monday, February 15, 2021

Americans Should Listen to George Washington Before It’s Too Late

On September 19, 1796, readers of the American Daily Advertiser were greeted with perhaps the most famous letter in American history. That letter was titled The Address of Gen. Washington to the People of America on His Declining the Presidency of the United States.

It was immediately reprinted in newspapers throughout the country. Within days, all Americans had read the letter — a letter now known simply as “Washington’s Farewell Address.”

The letter was remarkable for its time, not simply for the ideals and principles it conveyed, but mostly because of the news it conveyed.

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