Talk:Circular to the States

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I think this page should be renamed to a more accurate title. Wabash Canoe (talk) 04:00, 8 May 2009 (UTC)

I'm not sure—you're right that the title itself is rather vague, but there doesn't seem to be any other major works out there that also use this title, and this work seems to be best known by this title, so renaming it to be more specific wouldn't help very much. Redirects like Washington's Circular to the States and Washington's Circular Letter to the States and Circular Letter to the States may be useful though; what do you think? --Spangineerwp (háblame) 04:08, 8 May 2009 (UTC)
Originally, I believed that the version I knew from Lawrence Evans' book was superior to the first source provided on this page, therefore I also thought the name of the letter was more accurate. However, upon finding another version of the document from the University of Virginia here:, which is taken from a work compiled by a commission under the authority of Congress in 1944, and which is also titled Circular to the States, I am now uncertain. Complicating the issue is that their are very many letter and documents produced by Washington (and perhaps others) that could (and are) simply titled as Circular to the States. But barring the addition of any of those documents, whose notability is likely less than this document, I can accept that this may be the most convenient name for the page.
However, that now raises the question from me, what should the name in the title box at the top of the page be? Wabash Canoe (talk) 04:35, 8 May 2009 (UTC)
It's fine to keep the more "correct" name as the title in the header, and the more "common usage" name as the page title. Thanks for your work on this! --Spangineerwp (háblame) 02:06, 10 May 2009 (UTC)