"Arbitrary power is most easily established on the ruins of liberty abused to licentiousness."

"Circular to the States" | Sunday, June 08, 1783

Editorial Notes

Washington believed that a strong federal government was essential to preserving the independence of the colonies that rebelled from Great Britain.  He feared that faction and disorganization would tear the states apart and cripple the new country's future.

"Circular to the States" | Sunday, June 08, 1783

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