"I hold the maxim no less applicable to public than to private affairs, that honesty is the best policy."

Farewell Address to the People of the United States | Monday, September 19, 1796


Editorial Notes

Washington is continuing his Farewell Address commentary on foreign entanglements, stating that for countries with which the United States has already formed treaties, like France, America should fulfill its treaty obligations, especially in matters of commerce and trade.

Farewell Address | Monday, September 19, 1796


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