An important letter from one of our country's founders was almost unknown, until now. Written in 1790, the letter reassures the Jewish congregation of Newport, Rhode Island, that the budding government of the United States would allow free expression to all religions. Since then, Jews in America have flourished.
You can read more about the history of the letter on CNN at http://goo.gl/08Ees. The full text of the letter may be found at http://goo.gl/n2OX0.
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