This will be a three-day weekend in the US, for the President's Day holiday. As usual I'll check in if needed, but routine blogging will return Tuesday. The holiday represents a merger of Lincoln's birthday (Feb. 12), for which I've already posted a relevant historical post, and George Washington's birthday. So here's a relevant Washington link: Background here; text here.
Letter from George Washington to Muhammed Ibn Abdullah - Sultan of Morocco
City of New York December 1, 1789
Great and Magnanimous Friend,[view whole blog post ]