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Washington, George (1732-1799) [The Address of the Religious Society called Quakers, from their Yearly Meeting for Pennsylvania, New York, Delaware...].

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05329 Author/Creator: Washington, George (1732-1799) Place Written: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Type: Broadside Date: 1789 Pagination: 1 p. 33 x 20.8 cm

Summary of Content: Also represents Quakers in western Maryland and Virginia. Composed at a September 9, 1789 meeting and issued by the meeting's clerk, Nicholas Waln. Addressed to the President of the U.S. The Quakers offer support and prayers for Washington's Presidency, and note freedom of religion "among the choicest of blessings." Washington's undated reply appears at the bottom. It expressing thanks, praises the Quakers, and supports the idea of religious freedom. Printed by Daniel Humphreys.

Background Information: Signer of the U.S. Constitution.

People: Humphreys, Daniel
Washington, George, 1732-1799
Waln, Nicholas

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Civil RightsBill of RightsReligionQuakersPresidentGovernment and Civics

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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