Here are some one liners...
George Washington's Farewell Address -- He warns of the Military-Industrial complex... or maybe that was Eisenhower.
In Other News -- Macrobiotics, the first prisoner of war camp and Napoleon is kicking butt in Italy.
George Washington's Farewell AddressPresident George Washington had his Farewell Address ready a long time ago, but he was convinced to take one more term as President. The nation needed time to stabilize. As his second term comes to an end, he offers advice and a warning not to consolidate the powers of government. The powers are kept separate because, with the best of intentions, close alliances and friendships will lead to despotism every time. That same rule applies to foreign friendships, favoring one nation over another. It is a subtle seduction that creates enemies amongst nations not favored and would force America to support another nation's interests when it might not serve America's own. As the war on religion rages in France, he reminds Americans that all religions are different shades of the same principles that should guide government. Finally, he begs God's forgiveness and the nation's indulgence for his mistakes:   
- Though, in reviewing the incidents of my administration, I am unconscious of intentional error, I am nevertheless too sensible of my defects not to think it probable that I may have committed many errors. Whatever they may be, I fervently beseech the Almighty to avert or mitigate the evils to which they may tend. I shall also carry with me the hope that my country will never cease to view them with indulgence; and that, after forty five years of my life dedicated to its service with an upright zeal, the faults of incompetent abilities will be consigned to oblivion, as myself must soon be to the mansions of rest. -- George Washington (1796) 
In Other News
- The first prisoner-of-war camp: Great Britain has taken a lot of prisoners in its war against France, so they build a prisoner complex to hold them all, the first of its kind.