by [Massachusetts Newspaper]: [Washington, George]
Boston, 1783. 4pp. Folio. Old folds. Very minor loss at some folds. Light soiling and wear. Very good. THE CONTINENTAL JOURNAL... was a weekly Boston paper published by John Gill from 1776 to 1785. This issue includes the text of George Washington's lengthy letter to Governor John Hancock, relating his resignation from the army and return to private life. In his letter Washington lays out what he thinks the key elements are for the enduring success of the United States, being: "1st. An indissolvable union of the states under one federal head. 2d. A sacred regard to public justice. 3d. The adoption of a proper peace establishment, and, 4th. The prevalence of that pacific and friendly disposition among the people of the United States, which will induce them to forget their local prejudices and policies, to make those mutual concessions which are requisite to the general prosperity, and in some instances, to sacrifice their individual advantages to the interest of the community." Fully half the paper is devoted to this missive. (Inventory #: WRCAM43197)
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