On August 17, 1790, Moses Seixas, the warden of Congregation Kahal Kadosh Yeshuat Israel, better known as the Hebrew Congregation of Newport, RI, penned an epistle to George Washington, welcoming the newly elected first president of the United States on his visit to that city. Professor Sarna presents an outstanding examination of this celebrated letter to Washington from Newport, RI’s congregation, now known as Touro Synagogue, and his oftquoted reply, both of timeless importance.

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