Excerpt from Gen. Washington on the Government of the United States of America and on Revolution, Etc
A member of this community, who can not see the surging elements of rebellious treason, rising seemingly to destroy us as a people, and extinguish our nation ality among the Powers of the World, without feeling the deepest interest in the present and coming events by which we are and may be surrounded, ' offers the accompanying extracts from the writings of the illus trions Washington, for the consideration of the people.
Among the many addresses made, at the North, South, East, and West, on this momentous crisis, the writer has not seen one that contained any direct refer ence to the counsels of the Father of his Country, of him who was, under providence, the Guide, the Leader, and the Founder of this hitherto Great Republic.
Who so capable as he, of expounding the elements of the government, and defining the duties of the mem bers of it, as men and as citizens?
The present state of our country shows how little the nature of our government has been understood by the people at large, and in how small a degree the only principles by which it was established, and by which it can be sustained, have been acquired.
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