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Extract from President Washington's Speech to the first American Congress, April 30, 1789.*
SEE PLATES 13 AND 14.
which I have, in obedience to the public summons, repaired to the present station, it would be peculiarly improper to omit in this first official act, my fervent supplications to that Almighty Being, who rules over the universe, who presides in the councils of nations, and whose providential aids can supp' every human defect, that his benediction may consecrate to the liberties and happiness of the people of the United States, a govern"
ment instituted by themselves and may enable every instrument employed in its administration, to execute with success, the function allotted to his charge. In tendering this homage to the great Author of every public and private good I assure myself that it expresses your sentim less than my own; nor those of my fellow-citizens at large less than either. No people can be bound to acknowledge and adore the invisible hand, which conducts the affairs of men, more than the people of the United States. Every step by which they have advanced to the character of an independent
seems to have been distinguished by some token of providential agency. And in the important
* The small type in this speech, distinguish such words and parts of words, as are represented by particular signs.