A Message From George Washington: 230 Years Ago, America's First President Penned A Letter On Religious Freedom That Still Speaks To Us TodayJuly-August 2020 Church & State Magazine
On the morning of Aug. 15, 1790, President George Washington and a small group of government officials boarded a boat in New York City, the first capital of the fledgling United States. Two days later, they arrived in Newport, R.I.
Just one year into his first term as president, Washington was on something of a goodwill tour. Rhode Island had just become the thirteenth and last state…