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Roosevelt Lauds Recognition of Haym Salamon in Chicago Monument

President Roosevelt today praised the recognition to Haym Salamon, Jewish figure of the American Revolution, given in a monument now nearing completion under the auspices of the Chicago Patriotic Foundation.

In a message to the foundation, the President said: “I am gratified at learning of the belated recognition of the invaluable services rendered to the American Revolution by Haym Salamon. The gratitude the nation owes to Salamon’s memory will be partly paid through the erection in Chicago of a monument portraying Salamon and his fellow patriots, George Washington and Robert Morris.”

The foundation, under the leadership of Col. A.A. Sprague and Barnet Hodes, Jewish lawyer, today opened a contest for a suitable inscription for the monument embodying the idea of tolerance and religious freedom. The monument is expected to be unveiled next Summer.

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