George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Joseph Leech, 21 November 1796

United States 21st Novr 1796.


I am truly sensible of the honor done me by the concurrent and unanimous resolutions of the Council and house of Assembly of the state of New-Jersey, passed the 15th and 16th instant, approving my conduct in the Administration of the Government of the United States, and regreting my determination to retire from public life. They have also been pleased to express their acknowledgments for the sentiments contained in my late Address to my fellow Citizens, which affection, respect, and solicitude for their lasting welfare prompted me to lay before them. Such testimonies, while they manifest the kindness of the Council and Assembly, persuade me to believe that my services have been useful to my Country; a consideration which will render their recollection dear to me, to the latest period of my life.

G. Washington


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