Letter to Touro Synagogue

It would be inconsistent with the frankness of my character not to avow that I am pleased with your favorable opinion of my Administration, and fervent wishes for my felicity. May the children of the Stock of Abraham, who dwell in this land, continue to merit and enjoy the good will of the other Inhabitants; while every one shall sit in safety under his own vine and fig-tree, and there shall be none to make him afraid. May the father of all mercies scatter light and not darkness in our paths, and make us all in our several vocations useful here, and in his own due time and way everlastingly happy.

From George Washington's letter to Moses Seixas. Not many presidents write that way these days.

Needless to say, I hear the phrase "everyone shall sit in safety under his own vine and fig-tree, and there shall be none to make him afraid" in the voice of Chris Jackson.