Advice from George Washington, June 29, 1788

No one can rejoice more than I do George Washington
at every step the people of this great Country take
to preserve the Union, establish good order and government, and to render the Nation happy at home and respectable abroad.
No Country upon Earth ever had it more in its power to attain these blessings than United America.
Wondrously strange then,
and much to be regretted indeed would it be,
were we to neglect the means,
and to depart from the road which Providence has pointed us to, so plainly;
I cannot believe it will ever come to pass.
The great Governor of the Universe has led us too long and
too far on the road to happiness and glory,
to forsake us in the midst of it.
By folly and improper conduct,
proceeding from a variety of causes,
we may now and then get bewildered;
but I hope and trust that there is good sense and virtue enough left to recover the right path
before we shall be entirely lost.

…in a letter to Benjamin Lincoln, who was an American army officer. He served as a major general in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War.

Oh, how our founders must be confounded by the folly and improper conduct of Americans. It may behoove us all to return to the blueprint that brought this nation the Blessings of Liberty.…/BookThatMadeAmerica…


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