George Washington

George Washington



A government is like fire, a handy servant,
but a dangerous master.

~George Washington


Circular to State Governments, June 8, 1783 (The foundation of "our empire was not laid in the gloomy age of ignorance and superstition")

Address to the Members of the Volunteer Association and Other Inhabitants..., December 2, 1783

Letter to George Chapman, December 15, 1784 (On importance of education)

Letter to Robert Morris, April 12, 1786 (On the abolition of slavery)

Letter to the President of the Continental Congress, September 17, 1787 (On the Union, the New Constitution, and preserving our liberty)

Fragments from the Drafts of the First Inaugural Address, 1789

Letter to the General Assembly of Presbyterian Churches, May, 1789 (Heaven as a source of all our blessings)

Letter to the United Baptist Churches in Virginia, May 10, 1789 (Religious freedom)

First Annual Message, January 8, 1790 (Order of business for a young Union)

Letter to the Vice President, November 15, 1794

Letter to the Commissioners of the District of Columbia, January 28, 1795 (On education and establishment of a university)

Farewell Address, September 19, 1796 (Public opinion should be enlightened)

General Orders, July 2, 1776

Letter to Lewis Nicola, May 22, 1782 (On the incompatibility of a monarch and a free regime)

Speech to the Officers of the Army at Newburgh, March 15, 1783

Letter to Henry Knox, December 26, 1786

First Inaugural Address, April 30, 1789 (On the poor effect of the laws under the articles of confederation and the ordained course of nature)

National Day of Thanksgiving, October 3, 1789

Letter to the Hebrew Congregation in Newport, August 18, 1790 (On what is a just and good government)

Address from the Hebrew Congregation in Newport, Rhode Island to George Washington, August 17, 1790

Last Will and Testament