Apr 27, 2017 - Sale 2444

Sale 2444 - Lot 310

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WASHINGTON, GEORGE. Washington's Farewell Address in an issue of the American Mercury, 4 pages, 18 3/4 x 11 inches, on one folding sheet, disbound; moderate foxing. Hartford, CT, 26 September 1796

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Washington's famous 17 September address covers most of the facing second and third pages. Announcing that he would retire from politics and not seek a third term, he warned against partisan party rivalries and foreign entanglements. In limiting his presidential term, he also established a precedent that would only once be broken, demonstrating by his example that the presidency would not be a life appointment.