Washington's Resignation Speech

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J A kind correfpjndent has favored us with the following Copy of his ExCELLENTcyvs ADDRESS to the United w AABA, a w - w - j - - - - - - Mr. President. ided - rpHE, great events on vrhich.my refignation depei ;JL... having, at length taken. plac a :naye now xncu of offering my fincere congratulations to Congrefs, and of prefenting myelf before them to ftirrender into theirr hands the trufl committed to me, and tp claim the indul - ; ence of retiung from the fervice of my country . y - Happyin,the conSrnwtion orour indepen iovereirrnty, and: pleafcd with the opportunity afforded pted with phlh foar . lj?n with utisfsction the aDDointment 1 acce diffidence ; a difndence in mv abilities to accom duoua a t3fk, whicli however was fupei ceded by aconfidence in the r.eititude of our caufe, the iupportofthe Supreme The fuccefsfultermination cf the war has verified the , 'a - inoa fanguine exeaations,; and my gratitude for the in - terpofition of Providence, and the afiiftance I have received - the momentous comeft. While I repeat , my obligations to the army in : I fhculd do iniuftice to my own feelings not to acknow ledge, in this piace,'the peculiar fervices and diltingui filed merits, of .the petforis who have beenattached to my per - fon duiing the war : Mt was" impp0lble the" choice - of '" confidential officers ;to compofe my : family;, mould' have been" more fortunate ; ' permit 'me, Sir, .to recommend in particular thofe "who have cohtinuecjt rin the fervice to the pi;eleht moment as worthy pL the favorable notice and - patronage ot Congrels. I confider it cs an indupenfible duty to clofe this lalt - M . . . . , folemn act of mychiciallife, by commehding - the interelt 1 of Our deareft. country to the Drotedlion of Almishtv God; and thofe' who have the fuperintendance of them td - his holv keeDiotr. V: ; b .: - :.v - m Havinz! now finifhed the, woik'afiisrned the. 1 retire from the greUt theatre of, aclicnj and bidding "an affec rtionate farewell to tliis auguft body, under whofe orders ' I have long; acted, I he i e offer my commiflion, and take my leave of all the employments 6t public ii fc. - f:jri: : , : . : (Signed) - - r i .' - vvG.' WASHINGTON City cf ; Annapolis y Dec. 23,1 783 i - CN : : ; V; " ' V 5

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  1. The Pennsylvania Gazette,
  2. 31 Dec 1783, Wed,
  3. Page 3

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