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[New York 1883]
[UCL Spec.Coll., Textile box, signature 301]

    קק שארית ישראל
A Meeting Of The
Board Of Trustees
Congregation ''Shearith Israel''
Of The
City of New York
Held Tishri 30th, 5644,
the following preamble and resolutions were unanimously adopted.
Whereas
on the coming 9th of Heshvan
Sir Moses Montefiore, Bart,
will with the blessing of God enter his hundredth year, and
Whereas, we wish to testify our participation in the sentiments
which animate the Hebrews of the whole world on the auspicious occasion.
Be it Resolved, that we
place on record our deep gratitude to the Almighty Guardian of the Remnant
of Israel for preserving a life so dear to them and granting to the Champion of
the lights of Israel the happiness of seeing the realization of so many of his
brightest hopes for the welfare of his people, the amelioration
throughout the world of their position and condition, and the removal of so many
unjust and oppressive enactments against their prosperity and happiness.
Resolved,
That we recognize in Sir Moses Montefiore the patriot, statesman and humanitarian
who stands forth in his generation as deserving and receiving
the love, admiration and respect of all who venerate the principles of civil and religious liberty
and the sentiments of the ''Golden Rule'' Resolved, That we respectfully tender to
Sir Moses Montefiore the heartfelt congratulations of the members of this holy
Congregation on his reaching his hundredth year and declare their sincere appreciation
of his labors of love for our people, performed unremittingly during his long lifetime
and of the honor he has shed upon the nation in the eyes of the world: that we assure
him that his name is engraved in the hearts of his brethren and is invested
with that immortality which distinguished the famed and beloved names on
the scroll of Israel's history.
Resolved, That on the Sabbath following the approaching birthday
of Sir Moses Montefiore A Special Prayer be offered in our
holy Synagogue acknowledging the goodness of our Heavenly Father who hath
''kept him alive, sustained him and preserved him to this season,'' beseeching a gracious of God's
mercy to him and praying that ''He will give His Angels charge concerning him to keep him in all his ways'', 
and fulfil for him the sacred blessing. ''May the Lord bless thee, and preserve thee, may the Lord cause
His countenance to shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee, may the Lord lift up His countenance upon
thee and grant thee peace''- peace on earth and peace eternal in Heaven.
Resolved, that a copy of the foregoing preamble and resolutions be transmitted to
Sir Moses Montefiore.

[Signatures:]
Asher Kursheedt
 פרגסPresident.
Gratz Nathan
Joseph Bluemanthal
Trustees

David de Meza
[?] Phillips
Julian Nathan
K.K.S.I

Attest. 
A. Pereira Mendes
Minister.
Spanish & Portuguese 
Congregation 
Shearith Israel

Isaac Phillips
Clerk.

Ames, 205 Broadway, N.Y. 

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Very elaborate script, some floral decorations, purple silk frame, dark wood scrollbar, stamp of the association embossed on the paper.