connectVideoGeorge Washington, letter to God and the Constitution surfaces
A very rare letter written by George Washington, in which he praises God for the ratification of the Constitution of the V. S. is up for auction.
A letter to God and the Constitution was written by George Washington is for sale, after a stay of decades in a private collection.
The letter to Richard Peters, president of the Pennsylvania Constitution, signed Sept. 7, 1788, and praises God for the ratification of the Constitution of the USA.
Written a week after Washington told Alexander Hamilton that he would probably accept the call to assume the presidency, the letter came at a time when the Constitution was attacked. Some states wanted to hold a second congress in may, undermined by the Constitution.
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“It appears from the public Journals that the Minority in the State are preparing for an attack of the – now – adopted Government; how important it may be, I don’t know,” Washington wrote. “But that Providence which has hitherto smiled upon the honest efforts of the well meaning part of the People of this Country will, I trust, attract the support of this crisis.”
The letter praises God for the ratification of the Constitution of the V. S.
(The Raab Collection)
The letter, which is priced at $140,000, is for sale at Ardmore, Pa.-on the basis of historical document dealer The Raab Collection.
“Washington, the General editor-in-chief of the Continental Army during the war and Chairman of the Constitutional Treaty makes a remarkable statement in this powerful letter: his victory in the battle, and his stewardship over the Treaty that led to our Constitution came up with the guiding influence of a higher power,” said Nathan Raab, President of the Raab Collection, in a statement.
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The letter was written to Richard Peters, president of the Pennsylvania Constitution. (The Raab Collection)
Washington artifacts attracted much attention in recent history. A lock of the founding father’s hair, for example, was recently sold at auction for $35,000.
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Called “the first Oval Office,” Washington, d.c.-the Revolutionary War tent is a major exhibition in the Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia. Used as a mobile field headquarters, the tent was used during many of the Revolutionary War important moments, such as the Siege of Yorktown, the war of the last major battle.
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