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George Washington’s Reply to the Hebrew Congregation

DATE
August 18, 1790
Series
Presidential Series [ 1788 - 1797 ]
Topics
Washington & Religion
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Washington’s response to an address from the Hebrew Congregation of Newport, Rhode Island. The language in the letter gives insight into Washington’s ideas about religious freedom in the United States.

Notes

Presidential Series, Volume 6
LS, DBn; LS (photocopy), RHi; photocopy of LS (copy), DLC:GW; LB, DLC:GW; copy, Netherlands, Algemain Rijksarchief: Collection Jorissen. This letter has been widely reprinted in facsimile.

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