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Speech of President Washington

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PublicationLowrie, Walter and St. Clair Clarke, Matthew, eds. American State Papers: Documents, Legislative and Executive, of the Congress of the United States, Foreign Relations. 38 Vols. Washington, DC: Gales and Seaton, 1832. (no image)
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Date November 19, 1794
Author Name George Washington (primary)
Recipient Name Congress of the United States (primary)
Summary Speech of President George Washington to the 3rd U.S. Congress, 2nd Session. Addresses several topics, including: the Whiskey Rebellion, and hostile Indians in Georgia, the Southwest, and Northwest. On the topic of the national debt, Washington urges that Congress take steps "to prevent that progressive accumulation of debt, which must ultimately endanger all governments." Washington also expresses gratitude that gold and silver are coming into the U.S. mint for coinage.
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Related Persons/Groups Congress; George Washington; House of Representatives; inspector; commissioners; militia; Thomas Mifflin; Henry Lee; chief magistrate; savages; Indians; Anthony Wayne; Creeks; Six Nations;
Related Places Pennsylvania; Allegheny Mountain; New Jersey; Maryland; Virginia; Ohio; Northwest Territory; Georgia; Presqu' Isle; Lake Erie;
Keywords excise tax; taxation; taxes; Whiskey Rebellion; insurrection; revolt; rebels; insurgents; whiskey; proclamation; national debt; public debt; mint; gold; silver; specie; precious metals; coins; coinage;
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