George Washington: Liberty of Conscience for All

In 1790 George Washington wrote a letter to the Jewish synagogue in Newport, Rhode Island. The letter is addressed "To the Hebrew Congregation in Newport, Rhode Island". In his letter, George Washington said that the United States gave the world an example of a liberal policy, a policy of 'liberty of conscience' and that it was a policy the rest of the world should follow. The letter is still extant but there is a dispute as to who should display it.

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