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After Decade in Storage, Washington Letter on Religious Freedom Will Go Publicposted on May 24, 2012
At CNN’s Belief Blog, Alex Zuckerman reports that George Washington’s famous letter on religious freedom will soon be, once again, on public display. The 1790 letter assured a Jewish congregation in Rhode Island that the government would protect their religious liberty. After 10 years in storage, the private foundation that owns the letter has agreed to loan it to Philadelphia’s National Museum of American Jewish History, which will display the letter periodically over the next three years.