Farewell Address to the Armies of the United States by George Washington - Research Article from American Revolution Reference Library

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  • As the time drew closer for Washington to deliver his speech, Robert Morris (1734–1806), America's finance director, announced that he had no cash to pay Washington's men. What was more, he had no cash to buy paper to print an IOU (a statement that indicates how much money is owed). Washington's men were angry. To try and help, Washington drew up a letter to all the states. He said it was the last official letter he would ever write because he was retiring forever. In the letter, Washington urged the states to put aside their differences and look to the best interests of the whole country. Such differences were preventing Congress from raising money to pay the army. He urged that the Articles of Confederation (then...

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