A Message From George Washington: 230 Years Ago, America's First President Penned A Letter On Religious Freedom That Still Speaks To Us Today

Rob Boston

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.

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