It is important, likewise, that the habits of thinking in a free Country should inspire caution in those entrusted with its administration, to confine themselves within their respective Constitutional Spheres; avoiding in the exercise of the Powers of one department to encroach upon another.
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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, p. 228 .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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