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    [George Washington] 1796 Farewell Address: Thomas's Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode-island, Newhampshire & Vermont Almanack 1797, 48 pages, 4.25" x 7". Printed at Worcester, Massachusetts, for Isaiah Thomas. Uneven edges, soiling, bound with string. Good condition. Washington's farewell presidential address of September 17, 1796, is printed on ten pages. As Washington was approaching the end of his second term as President, he delivered this address in Philadelphia to his "Friends and Fellow Citizens," in which he set the precedent, now part of the Constitution, not to seek a third term. In part, "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 in 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 apprise 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." Hand sewn binding, heavy toning and wear; very good.

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