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A Missing Monument to Religious Freedom

George Washington's letter to a group of Jews is pretty awesome and it's probably something that more people should read:

The annual reading of George Washington's letter to the Jews—which took place this weekend at the Touro Synagogue in Newport, R.I.—will echo with extra significance this year, as a campaign is now under way to make the original letter available for public viewing.

The campaign was launched earlier this year by the Jewish Daily Forward after the newspaper discovered that Washington's letter—in which he vowed that the new American government would "give to bigotry no sanction, to persecution no assistance"—is locked away in storage by an owner who is loath to share access with the rest of his countrymen.
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Mary De Voe said...

So much for selling off the Vatican treasures held in trust for all generations to private collectors and being dependent upon the collectors' generosity for viewing and sharing.

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