George Washington's Farewell Address

by George Washington
George Washington's Farewell Address was written to .."The People of the United States" near the end of his second term as President of the United States. Originally published in David Claypoole's American Daily Advertiser on September 19, 1796 under the title "The Address of General Washington To The People of America On His Declining The Presidency Of The United States," the letter was almost immediately reprinted in newspapers across the country and later in a pamphlet form.