Washington's Circular Letter to the States
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General George Washington penned this address, his longest public message during the war, to the Governors of the States but intended for all Americans. It was his first such address following the announcement of the preliminary peace treaty ending the American Revolution. In it, he promotes four pillars that he sees as essential to the well-being and success of the new nation.