The Flushing Remonstrance is on Display

January 4, 2000

Source: New York Daily News

On January 4, 2000, the Daily News reported that The Flushing Remonstrance, America's first written declaration of religious tolerance, is on display through January 30th in the International Resource Center Gallery of the Flushing Library in New York. The document, which is rarely in public view, was written in 1657 by the citizens of Flushing as a response to Dutch exclusion of Quakers in their town. The Remonstrance demanded tolerance for all religions and declared that the town was open for all faiths.