Washington Quotes on Religion

"The time is now near at hand which must probably determine whether Americans are to be freemen or slaves; whether they are to have any property they can call their own; whether their houses and farms…

Address to the Continental Army before the Battle of Long Island | Tuesday, August 27, 1776

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"For happily the Government of the United States, which gives to bigotry no sanction, to persecution no assistance requires only that they who live under its protection should demean themselves as good…

From George Washington to the Hebrew Congregation in Newport, Rhode Island | Wednesday, August 18, 1790

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"While we are contending for our own liberty, we should be very cautious not to violate the rights of conscience in others, ever considering that God alone is the judge of the hearts of men, and to him…

Letter to Benedict Arnold | Thursday, September 14, 1775

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"The ways of Providence being inscrutable, and the justice of it not to be scanned by the shallow eye of humanity, nor to be counteracted by the utmost efforts of human power or wisdom, resignation, and…

Letter to Colonel Bassett | Tuesday, April 20, 1773

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"By the all-powerful dispensations of Providence, I have been protected beyond all human probability and expectation; for I had four bullets through my coat, and two horses shot under me, yet escaped unhurt…

GEORGE WASHINGTON, letter to John A. Washington, Jul. 18, 1755 | Friday, July 18, 1755

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"Of all the animosities which have existed among mankind, those which are caused by a difference of sentiments in religion appear to be the most inveterate and distressing, and ought most to be deprecated…

Letter to Sir Edward Newenham | Saturday, October 20, 1792

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"I now make it my earnest prayer, that God would have you, and the State over which you preside, in his holy protection, that he would incline the hearts of the Citizens to cultivate a spirit of subordination…

Circular to the States | Sunday, June 08, 1783

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