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Jefferson "separation of church and state" themed letter to the Ursuline Nuns of Louisiana...



Item # 691337

November 17, 1804

POLITICAL OBSERVATORY, Walpole, New Hampshire, Nov. 17, 1804  Page 4 has the entire response from President Jefferson to the Ursuline Nuns from New Orleans. In this letter, he works to assuage their fears: " the principles of the constitution and government of the United states are a sure guarantee to you that it will be preserved to you sacred and inviolate, and that your institution will be permitted to govern itself according to it’s own voluntary rules, without interference from the civil authority."

Complete in 4 pages in good condition.

Item from Catalog 324 (released for November, 2022)...

(added after the original catalog went to print and is only available on-line)

Category: Pre-Civil War