Skip to comments.George Washington letter on God and the Constitution surfaces
Posted on 02/11/2019 3:19:44 PM PST by ETL
A letter on God and the Constitution written by George Washington is up for sale after spending decades in a private collection.
The letter to Richard Peters, speaker of the Pennsylvania Constitution, is signed Sept. 7, 1788, and praises God for the ratification of the U.S. Constitution.
Written a week after Washington told Alexander Hamilton that he would likely accept calls to assume the presidency, the letter came at a time when the Constitution was under attack. Some states wanted to hold a second Convention that may have undermined the Constitution.
It would seem from the public Gazettes that the Minority in your State are preparing for another attack of the now adopted Government; how formidable it may be; I know not, Washington wrote. But that Providence which has hitherto smiled on the honest endeavors of the well meaning part of the People of this Country will not, I trust, withdraw its support from them at this crisis.
The letter, which is priced at $140,000, is up for sale at Ardmore, Pa.-based historical document dealer The Raab Collection.
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My God (sorry libs, but dat’s the way ‘tis).
We’re gonna have to ban George W.
For all the crap he put us through with Iraq, Afghanistan, etc., he SHOULD be banned.
Oh, you mean George WASHINGTON. Thought you meant George W. Bush.... never mind.
I should have made that more clear...libs hate my ref to God.
Anything they could do to the white guys that thought up this great country, they’ll do.
This means we will soon hear calls to rename Washington DC and all streets named Washington, etc./s (I hope it is sarcasm, and not ..........
AOC will push that eventually, no doubt.
The more things change, the more they stay the same...
We were and are incredibly, perhaps uniquely, lucky that this man was born and lived in that place at that time. He and the other framers spoke and wrote often of providence but Washington himself may have been the purest and most consequential instance of providence in history.
This man could have chosen to become the Caesar of the new world. He certainly had no shortage of offers. Unlike 99% of politicians who followed him he deferred to the greater power and wisdom of the Almighty.
I was doing some research and found election results in Maryland for Washington's first term. He handily won the presidency. Sorta like when Ronald Reagan won all but 13 electoral votes.
I think theyd love nothing more than to banish him from history.
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