Though, in reviewing the incidients 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 commited many errors. Whatever they may be I fervently beesech the almighty to evert 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 fourty-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.
(Other part I remember)
I anticipate with pleasing expectation that retreat, in which I promise myself to realize, without alloy, the sweet enjoyment of partaking in the midsts of my fellow Citizens, the benign influence of good laws under a free government- the ever favourite object of my heart, and the happy reward, as I trust, of our mutual cares, labours and dangers.
(FUN FACT! This was possibly written as a Take That! To Mr. Jefferson)