Out of the archives for just a day

flushing remonstranceThe New York State Museum will be displaying the Flushing Remonstrance on Sunday, the 352nd anniversary of its signing.

The document was a request from residents of what's now Queens for an exemption to the ban on Quaker practice in the colony of New Amsterdam. It's considered a pre-cursor to the religious freedom provision in the 1st Amendment of the US Constitution.

This pdf includes images of the document, which was partially burned during the 1911 state Capitol fire. Here's an English translation.

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