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Charles Pinckney to George Washington on Militia and State Government

November 6th 1791 In Charleston Dear Sir If a law should be passed during the session of the Legislature for the government of the militia & any appointments should take place under the authority of the Union for the militia of the respective states, subordinate to that of an Adjutant for each such for instance…

Washington to the Hebrew Congregation in New Port, RI

Photo: Forest path, November morning (sarah white) / CC BY-SA 2.0 To the Hebrew Congregation in New Port, Rhode Island Gentleman, While I received with much satisfaction your address replete with expressions of esteem, I rejoice in the opportunity of assuring you that I shall always retain grateful remembrance of the cordial welcome I experienced…

George Washington to the Hebrew Congregation in Savannah, Georgia

To the Savannah, Ga., Hebrew Congregation Gentlemen, I thank you with great sincerity for your congratulations on my appointment to the office, which I have the honor to hold by the unanimous choice of my fellow-citizens: and especially for the expressions which you are pleased to use in testifying the confidence that is reposed in…

Jonas Phillips to George Washington on the Patriotism of the Jews

From Jonas Phillips Philadelphia 24th Ellul 5547 or Sepr 7th 1787 Sirs With leave and Submission I address my Self To those in whome there is wisdom understanding and knowledge. they are the honorable personages appointed and Made overseers of a part of the terrestrial globe of the Earth, Namely the 13 united states of…