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To: Loud Mime
Washington was indeed a great man ("If he does that, he will be the greatest man in the world." - George III on hearing that Washington would refuse a crown if offered), but I'll bet a buck that Hamilton probably wrote this and many more of Washington's speeches.

The language sounds too Hamiltonian and I've read that as far back as the Revolution Hamilton often even wrote Washington's orders to the army, with Washington reviewing and doing some minor editing to make sure his intentions were conveyed.

6 posted on 09/25/2008 7:41:10 AM PDT by metesky ("Brethren, leave us go amongst them." Rev. Capt. Samuel Johnston Clayton - Ward Bond- The Searchers)
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To: metesky

I’ve read that Madison helped on this address to a great extent, Hamilton to a lesser degree.


10 posted on 09/25/2008 11:19:25 AM PDT by Loud Mime (Liberalism is a Socialist Disease)
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To: metesky
The language sounds too Hamiltonian...

Because Hamilton wrote the first draft of Washington's farewell letter to Congress. Washington thought Hamilton rather verbose at times and trimmed where necessary.

13 posted on 09/25/2008 7:10:20 PM PDT by Publius (Atlas is getting ready to shrug.)
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