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Object name Manuscript
Description Manuscript prayer, known as "The Richmond Prayer." Written for the ceremonies of the Congregation in Richmond, Virginia in November 1789, adopting the U.S. Constitution. In Hebrew with occasional inclusion of English phrases and "Washington" in acrostic.
Collection National Museum of American Jewish History
Credit line A gift from ARA Services, Inc., Conservation funds provided by the Robert Saligman Charitable Fund.
Object ID number 1979.10.1b
Date November 1789
Place of Origin Richmond, Virginia
People Cohen, Jacob
Washington, George
Organizations Kahal Kadosh Beth Shalome
Subjects Synagogues
Height (inches) 11.38
Width (inches) 7.25
Dimension Details Written on page folded in half to measure 7-1/4 x 11-1/2 when folded.