Saturday, February 19, 2005

George Washington to Edward Newenham

"Of all the animosities which have existed among mankind, those which are caused by a difference of sentiments in religion appear to be the most inveterate and distressing, and ought most to be deprecated. I was in hopes, that the enlightened and liberal policy, which has marked the present age, would at least have reconciled Christians of every denomination so far, that we should never again see their religious disputes carried to such a pitch as to endanger the peace of Society."

George Washington to Edward Newenham, October 20, 1792

Scanned letter at The Library of Congress
Transcript at The Library of Congress



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