Three-Day Weekend; George Washington Writes the Sultan of Morocco

From MEI Editor's Blog Fri Feb 15 2013, 21:01:00

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,

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