Samuel F.B. Morse Letter – 1830

Samuel Finley Breese (F.B.) Morse (1791-1872) was an artist and inventor. He is known for inventing Morse Code and for his work on the telegraph. Samuel F.B. Morse sent the first telegraph between cities in 1844 -- the text of Numbers 23:23, "What Hath God Wrought." Below is a letter that Morse wrote on September [...]

By | 2017-10-11T15:44:54+00:00 September 20th, 2017|Categories: Historical Writings, Library|Tags: , |0 Comments

The Founders As Christians

(Note: this is a representative list only, there are many other quotes that could be listed) Samuel Adams Father of the American Revolution, Signer of the Declaration of Independence I . . . recommend my Soul to that Almighty Being who gave it, and my body I commit to the dust, relying upon the merits [...]

By | 2017-09-13T09:10:03+00:00 September 13th, 2017|Categories: Featured, Historical Writings, Library|0 Comments

Four Letters on Government – John and Samuel Adams

Samuel Adams (1722-1803) and his second cousin, John Adams (1735-1826), were important and longstanding actors in the struggle for American independence. John Adams expounds on this in his diary on February 9, 1772: Is it not a pity that a brace [pair] of so obscure a breed should be the only ones to defend the [...]

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Daniel Webster – Vidal v. Girard’s Executors

In the last year of his life Daniel Webster (1782-1852) stood before the New York Historical Society and declared: That if we, and our posterity, shall be true to the Christian religion, if we shall respect his commandments, if we, and they, shall maintain just, moral sentiments, and such conscientious convictions of duty as shall [...]

By | 2017-08-22T12:39:46+00:00 August 21st, 2017|Categories: Historical Writings|0 Comments

Importance of Morality and Religion in Government

John Adams Signer of the Declaration of Independence and Second President of the United States [I]t is religion and morality alone which can establish the principles upon which freedom can securely stand. The only foundation of a free constitution is pure virtue. (Source: John Adams, The Works of John Adams, Second President of the United [...]

By | 2017-07-05T12:28:43+00:00 June 25th, 2017|Categories: Historical Writings, Library|0 Comments

Oration – July 4th- 1837

John Quincy Adams - 07/04/1837 An Oration Delivered Before the Inhabitants of the Town of Newburyport, at their request, on the Sixty-First Anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, July 4th, 1837.By John Quincy Adams."Say ye not, A Confederacy, to all them to whom this people shall say A Confederacy; neither fear ye their fear, nor [...]

By | 2017-02-08T13:05:51+00:00 January 31st, 2017|Categories: Historical Writings, Library|0 Comments

Proclamation – America Seeks God in a Time of War – 1777

In light of America's current war in Iraq and ongoing war against terrorism, the actions of our Founding Fathers in times of war are instructive. This is the text of the first national day of thanksgiving in America (set for December 18, 1777), declared by the Continental Congress on November 1, 1777: IN CONGRESS November [...]

By | 2017-01-17T21:41:38+00:00 December 29th, 2016|Categories: Historical Writings|0 Comments

Thomas Paine Criticizes the Current Public School Science Curriculum

Thomas Paine concerned about the content of our current science courses? Definitely! In a speech he delivered in Paris on January 16, 1797, Thomas Paine harshly criticized what the French were then teaching in their science classes-especially the philosophy they were using. Interestingly, that same science philosophy of which Thomas Paine was so critical is [...]

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