A Dictionary of American History

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Author: Thomas L. Purvis  | Date: 1995

Washington’s Farewell Address

Washington’s Farewell Address With advice from Alexander Hamilton, George Washington wrote this address of 17 September 1796 to announce his withdrawal from public life, warn citizens of the dangers of allowing political factions to dominate government, and recommend that the US avoid permanent foreign alliances in order to escape involvement in other nations’ wars.

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Chicago: Thomas L. Purvis, "Washington’s Farewell Address," A Dictionary of American History in A Dictionary of American History (Cambridge, Mass.: Blackwell Reference, 1995), Original Sources, accessed April 26, 2018, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=CYPMQCHVYJWDBHL.

MLA: Purvis, Thomas L. "Washington’s Farewell Address." A Dictionary of American History, in A Dictionary of American History, Cambridge, Mass., Blackwell Reference, 1995, Original Sources. 26 Apr. 2018. www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=CYPMQCHVYJWDBHL.

Harvard: Purvis, TL, 'Washington’s Farewell Address' in A Dictionary of American History. cited in 1995, A Dictionary of American History, Blackwell Reference, Cambridge, Mass.. Original Sources, retrieved 26 April 2018, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=CYPMQCHVYJWDBHL.