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John Adams

These are the State of The Union Addresses by John Adams. Available for download in text format.

 

1st State of Union: Philadelphia, PA, 1797-11-22 
I was for some time apprehensive that it would be necessary, on account of the contagious sickness which afflicted the city of Philadelphia, to convene the National Legislature at some other place. This measure it was desirable to avoid, because it would occasion much public inconvenience & a considerable public expense and add to the calamities of the inhabitants of this city, whose sufferings must have excited the sympathy of all their fellow citizens. 
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2nd State of Union: Philadelphia, PA, 1798-12-08 
While with reverence & resignation we contemplate the dispensations of Divine Providence in the alarming & destructive pestilence with which several of our cities & towns have been visited, there is cause for gratitude and mutual congratulations that the malady has disappeared and that we are again permitted to assemble in safety at the seat of Government for the discharge of our important duties. 
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3rd State of Union: Philadelphia, PA, 1799-12-03 
It is with peculiar satisfaction that I meet the 6th Congress of the United States of America. Coming from all parts of the Union at this critical and interesting period, the members must be fully possessed of the sentiments and wishes of our constituents. 
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4th State of Union: Washington, DC, 1800-11-22 
Immediately after the adjournment of Congress at their last session in Philadelphia I gave directions, in compliance with the laws, for the removal of the public offices, records, and property. These directions have been executed, and the public officers have since resided and conducted the ordinary business of the Government in this place. 
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