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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

NUMBER: 1312
AUTHOR: George Washington (1732–99)
QUOTATION: Citizens by birth or choice, of a common country, that country has a right to concentrate your affections. The name of AMERICAN, which belongs to you, in your national capacity, must always exalt the just pride of Patriotism, more than any appellation derived from local discriminations.
ATTRIBUTION: President GEORGE WASHINGTON, farewell address, September 19, 1796.—The Writings of George Washington, ed. John C. Fitzpatrick, vol. 35, pp. 219–20 (1940).

See note at No. 339 about the farewell address.
SUBJECTS: Patriotism