“The Jews, as a class violating every regulation of trade established by the Treasury Department and also department orders, are hereby expelled from the department within twenty-four hours from the receipt of this order,” read the Order.
Word of the Order traveled slow. Cesar Kaskel, a Jewish gentleman from
made haste to
and pleaded personally to President Abraham Lincoln. When Washington learned of this Order, he immediately
ordered it repealed. Lincoln
On This Day is a prompt I started this month to further explore historical events. I will make every effort to keep events localized to that of my research or research I am conducting for others. However, from time to time, it will simply be a subject that captured my attention.
Some posts will be brief while others may be more detailed.