Manuel Josephson to George
"Congratulatory Address . . ."
Manuscript letter, December 13, 1790
On behalf of the Hebrew Congregations in Philadelphia, New York,
Charleston, and Richmond, Manuel Josephson wrote this congratulatory
address to George Washington in which he praises the president as
a military leader. He then adds, "but not to your sword alone is
the present happiness to be ascribed; that, indeed opened the way
to the reign of Freedom, but never was it perfectly secure, till
your hand gave birth to the Federal Constitution. . . ."