• The bosom of America is open to receive not only the Opulent and respected Stranger, but the oppressed and persecuted of all Nations and Religions; whom we shall welcome to a participation of all our rights and privileges, if by decency and propriety of conduct they appear to merit the enjoyment.

    "The Writings of George Washington" edited by John C. Fitzpatrick, vol. 27, (p. 254), 1938.
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