A monument to the memory of Chaim Salomon, first Jewish immigrant from Poland, who participated in the American Revolution, helping to establish American Independence, is being advocated by the Union of Polish Jews in America. A resolution unanimously adopted at the last meeting of the Union of Polish Jews, in New York, requests the executive committee to take proper steps with the Art and Park Commissions of the City of New York for permission to erect a monument to Salomon in one of the city parks.
Chaim Salomon, born at Lissa, Poland, in 1740, left his native country after the partition of 1722. He settled in New York and during the Revolution, identified himself with the American cause. He was arrested and imprisoned as a spy in September 1776, soon after the occupation of New York by the Lritish.
A report of the United States Senate Committee made in 1850, says that Salomon “gave great assistance to the Government by loans of money, advancing liberally of his means to sustain the men engaged in the struggle for independence at a time when the sinews of war were essential to success.”
The Union of Polish Jews, which has, it is stated, seventy constituent societies, intends to issue a public appeal for the necessary funds.
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