The Nation: The President's Resignation Speech

This is the 37th time I have spoken to you from this office in which so many decisions have been made that shape the history of this nation . . . And all the decisions I have made in my public life I have always tried to do what was best for the nation. Throughout the long and difficult period of Watergate, I have felt it was my duty to persevere, to make every possible effort to complete the term of office to which you elected me. In the past few days, however, it has become evident to me that I...

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