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George Washington

February 22, 1734 - December 14, 1799
"I entertain a strong hope that the state of the national finances is now sufficiently matured to enable you to enter upon a systematic and effectual arrangement for the regular redemption and discharge of the public debt, according to the right which has been reserved to the government. No measure can be more desirable, whether viewed with an eye to its intrinsic importance, or to the general sentiment and wish of the nation."source: Fitzpatrick, Writings of George Washington, 32:211.debt, national debt, budget, deficit

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