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George Washington’s Proclamation of Neutrality (April 22, 1793)

Neutrality Proclamation Whereas it appears that a state of war exists between Austria, Prussia, Sardinia, Great-Britain, and the United Netherlands, of the one part, and...

Washington’s “Proclamation on Crimes Against the Cherokee Nations” (December 12, 1792)

WHEREAS I have received authentic information, that certain lawless and wicked persons, of the western frontier, in the state of Georgia, did lately invade,...

George Washington’s First Annual Address to Congress (January 8, 1790)

United States January 8th 1790 Fellow Citizens of the Senate, and House of Representatives. I embrace with great satisfaction the opportunity, which now presents itself,...

George Washington’s Thanksgiving Proclamation (October 3, 1789)

By the President of the United States of America, a Proclamation. Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty...

Washington’s First Inaugural Address (April 30, 1789)

Fellow-Citizens of the Senate and of the House of Representatives: Among the vicissitudes incident to life no event could have filled me with greater anxieties...

Our Founding Documents

The Federalist Papers