Manuscript/Mixed Material George Washington, December 23, 1783, Resignation Address
*ADDRESS TO CONGRESS ON RESIGNING
Mr. President: The great events on which my resignation depended having at length taken place; I have now the honor of offering my sincere Congratulations to Congress and of presenting myself before them to surrender into their hands the trust committed to me, and to claim the indulgence of retiring from the Service of my Country.
Happy in the confirmation of our Independence and Sovereignty, and pleased with the oppertunity afforded the United States of becoming a respectable Nation, I resign with satisfaction the Appointment I accepted with diffidence. A diffidence in my abilities to accomplish so arduous a task, which however was superseded by a confidence in the rectitude of our Cause, the support of the Supreme Power of the Union, and the patronage of Heaven.
The Successful termination of the War has verified the most sanguine expectations, and my gratitude for the interposition of Providence, and the assistance I have
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- George Washington Papers, Series 3, Varick Transcripts, 1775-1785, Subseries 3A, Continental and State Military Personnel, 1775-1783, Letterbook 7: Jan. 3, 1783 - Dec. 23, 1783
- Contributor Names
- Washington, George, 1732-1799 (Author)
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- - Manuscripts
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- MSS 44693: Reel 007
- series: Series 3, Varick Transcripts, 1775-1785
- series: Subseries 3A, Continental Congress, 1775-1783
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- George Washington papers
- Manuscript Division
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Washington, George. George Washington Papers, Series 3, Varick Transcripts, 1775 to 1785, Subseries 3A, Continental and State Military Personnel, 1775 to 1783, Letterbook 7: Jan. 3, 1783. 1783. Manuscript/Mixed Material. https://www.loc.gov/item/mgw3a.007/.
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Washington, George. George Washington Papers, Series 3, Varick Transcripts, 1775 to 1785, Subseries 3A, Continental and State Military Personnel, 1775 to 1783, Letterbook 7: Jan. 3, 1783. 1783. Manuscript/Mixed Material. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/mgw3a.007/>.