From the Farewell Address
Posted: February 22, 2013 at 3:52 a.m.
September 17, 1796. . . . The unity of government which constitutes you one people is also now dear to you. It is justly so, for it is a main pillar in the edifice of your real independence, the support of your tranquility at home, your peace abroad, of your safety, of your prosperity, of that very liberty which you so highly prize.
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Editorial, Pages 14 on 02/22/2013