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Collection Reference Number GLC05329
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1789 
Title The Address of the Religious Society called Quakers, from their Yearly Meeting for Pennsylvania, New York, Delaware, and the western parts of Virginia and Maryland
Date 1789
Author Washington, George (1732-1799)  
Document Type Broadside
Content Description 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.
Subjects Civil Rights  Bill of Rights  Religion  Quaker  President  Government and Civics  
People Humphreys, Daniel (fl. 1789)  Washington, George (1732-1799)  Waln, Nicholas (1742-1813)  
Place written Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Theme Religion; The Presidency; Government & Politics
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Additional Information Signer of the U.S. Constitution.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859