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A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents

Volume 1, part 2: John Adams

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Published: 1897
Language: English
Wordcount: 41,284 / 134 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 43.1
LoC Category: D
Downloads: 459
Added to site: 2006.06.10
mnybks.net#: 13895
Genre: History
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faith and honor, the duty and interest, of the same American people pledged to support the Constitution of the United States, I entertain no doubt of its continuance in all its energy, and my mind is prepared without hesitation to lay myself under the most solemn obligations to support it to the utmost of my power.

And may that Being who is supreme over all, the Patron of Order, the Fountain of Justice, and the Protector in all ages of the world of virtuous liberty, continue His blessing upon this nation and its Government and give it all possible success and duration consistent with the ends of His providence.

March 4, 1797.


PROCLAMATION.

[From Annals of Congress, Fifth Congress, Vol. I, 49.]

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

A PROCLAMATION.

Whereas the Constitution of the United States of America provides that the President may, on extraordinary occasions, convene both Houses of Congress; and

Whereas an extraordinary occasion exist

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