Citizens by birth or choice, of a common country, that country has a right to concentrate your affections. The name of AMERICAN, which belongs to you, in your national capacity, must always exalt the just pride of Patriotism, more than any appellation derived from local discriminations.
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Source Notes: Source: President GEORGE WASHINGTON, farewell address, September 19, 1796.The Writings of George Washington, ed. John C. Fitzpatrick, vol. 35, pp. 21920 .See note at No. 339 about the farewell address.
George Washington was commander in chief of the Continental army during the American Revolution and first president of the United States (1789-97).
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