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George Washington to Moses Seixas (Library of Congress)

Washington, George (1732-1799)August 18, 1790

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
New York, NY, United States

In his letter to Moses Seixas, Washington affirms the commitment of the United States to religious freedom: “For happily the Government of the United States, which gives to bigotry no sanction, to persecution no assistance requires only that they who live under its protection should demean themselves as good citizens, in giving it on all occasions their effectual support.”

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  • Title: George Washington to Moses Seixas (Library of Congress)
  • Creator: Washington, George (1732-1799)
  • Date Created: August 18, 1790
  • GLC Number: LoC_COLOR_Washington to Hebrew Congregation p1

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