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08/04/2021

While I reiterate the professions of my dependence upon Heaven as the source of all public and private blessings; I will observe that the general prevalence of piety, philanthropy, honesty, industry, and economy seems, in the ordinary course of human affairs particularly necessary for advancing and conforming the happiness of our country.

—George Washington
Answering a letter from the General Assembly of Presbyterian Churches in the United States, May 1789