FW: [iajgs] (USA) George Washington's 1790 Letter to Hebrew Congregation in Rhode Island to Go on Display
- George Washington's 1790 letter to the Hebrew Congregation in Newport, Rhode
Island, in which the first president vowed that America would give "to
bigotry no sanction, to persecution no assistance," will form the
centerpiece of a special show at the National Museum of American Jewish
History (Philadelphia, PA), opening on June 29 (http://www.nmajh.org/).
Until recently, the letter's legal owner, the Morris Morgenstern Foundation,
had refused previous requests to move the letter.
To read the letter go to:
Read more: http://tinyurl.com/d8y9wbs
The letter has not been available for viewing for over a decade and until
recently many did not even known where it was stored--it turns out in a
suburban Maryland warehouse http://tinyurl.com/7nu35oa original url:
Jan Meisels Allen
IAJGS Vice President
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee