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George Washington - Redwood Memorial Cemetery - West Jordan, UT
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N 40° 37.970 W 111° 56.474
12T E 420402 N 4498425
Quick Description: George Washington and quote from his "Earnest Prayer", located at the Mausoleum in the Redwood Memorial Cemetery in West Jordan, Utah.
Location: Utah, United States
Date Posted: 7/8/2011 1:27:10 PM
Waymark Code: WMBZNW
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member kbarhow
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Long Description:
Two large mausoleums are located directly west of the Redwood Memorial Mortuary. On the southeast corner of the north mausoleum, this relief art sculpture of George Washington, with an inscription from George Washington, which reads:

I NOW MAKE IT MY EARNEST PRAYER THAT GOD WOULD INCLINE THE HEARTS OF THE CITIZENS TO ENTERAIN A BROTHERLY AFFECTION FOR ONE ANOTHER, FOR THEIR FELLOW CITIZENS OF THE UNITED STATES AT LARGE, AND PARTICULARLY FOR THEIR BRETHREN WHO HAVE SERVED THE FIELD.

The Prayer below was written by Washington at Newburgh, New York, at the close of the Revolutionary War on June 14, 1783. It was sent to the thirteen governors of the newly freed states in a "Circular Letter Addressed to the Governors of all the States on the Disbanding of the Army."

Circular Letter Addressed to the Governors of all the States on the Disbanding of the Army, June 14, 1783

I have thus freely declared what I wished to make known, before I surrendered up my public trust to those who committed it to me. The task is now accomplished. I now bid adieu to your Excellency, as the chief magistrate of your State, at the same time I bid a last farewell to the cares of office and all the employments of public life.

It remains, then, to be my final and only request that your Excellency will communicate these sentiments to your legislature at their next meeting, and that they may be considered the legacy of one, who has ardently wished, on all occasions, to be useful to his country, and who, even in the shade of retirement, will not fail to implore the divine benediction on it.

I now make it my earnest prayer that God would have you, and the State over which you preside, in his holy protection; that he would incline the hearts of the citizens to cultivate a spirit of subordination and obedience to government, to entertain a brotherly affection and love for one another, for their fellow-citizens of the United States at large, and particularly for brethren who have served in the field; and finally that he would most graciously be pleased to dispose us all to do justice, to love mercy, and to demean ourselves with that charity, humility, and pacific temper of mind, which were the characteristics of the Divine Author of our blessed religion, and without an humble imitation of whose example in these things, we can never hope to be a happy nation.
Location:
6500 South Redwood Road
West Jordan, UT USA
84123


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