Matt Spalding reminds us that this isnt really presidents day, its George Washingtons birthday. Here is the indispensable mans letter to the Hebrew Congragation at Newport and his rebuke to Colonel Lewis Nicola who wanted Washington to become king. Nicola took this stern rebuke so to hart that he wrote Washington three letters of apology. Washingtons constancy to republican principles prevented him from becoming our Napoleon, while the real Napoleon at his death regretted that he couldnt become Frances Washington. Perfect.