“Give Me Liberty, or Give Me Death”

On March 23, 1775, Patrick Henry delivered one of the most famous speeches in American history. While some of his words are still familiar today, many Americans are unaware of the turbulent times preceding his celebrated address. In the 1760s, Parliament passed numerous laws directly violating the rights of the colonists, including the Sugar Act [...]

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Secretary of the Continental Congress Charles Thomson

1729-1824 August 16th marks the anniversary of the death of Charles Thomson. Charles Thomson, Secretary of the Continental Congress and a strong Christian, was one of only two people who signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4th (John Hancock was the other; the rest signed weeks later). [1] Thomson is also responsible for the Great [...]

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Lemuel Haynes Signed Common-Place Book

Lemuel Haynes Lemuel Haynes, born on July 18, 1753, was a black American, abandoned at five months old by his parents and hired as an indentured servant. During his years of service, he was treated well and given the opportunity to attend school -- a rare experience for blacks in that day. Haynes [...]

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Sermon – Liberty – 1775

The Rev. Jacob Duche´ (1737-98) was born in Pennsylvania, a descendant of Huguenots who immigrated to America with William Penn. He attended the College of Philadelphia (graduated in 1757) and the University of Cambridge in England. He was made rector of Christ Church in Philadelphia in 1775. Rev. Duche´ was the minister who prayed the [...]

By |2018-09-18T11:33:02+00:00July 18th, 2018|Categories: Historical Sermons, Library|0 Comments

Happy Independence Day!

America's Birthday On July 4, 1776 a group of Americans approved a document declaring the United States of America free from English rule. This document was the Declaration of Independence, and today we celebrate the 242nd birthday of this courageous action! The Declaration of Independence is the nation's birth certificate. Thomas Jefferson, the primary author [...]

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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 |2018-07-03T06:34:16+00:00July 3rd, 2018|Categories: Featured, Historical Writings, Library|0 Comments

Sermon – Election – 1796, New Hampshire

William Frederick Rowland (d. 1843) graduated from Dartmouth in 1784. He was the pastor of the First Church in Exeter, NH beginning in 1790. This sermon was preached by Rowland in New Hampshire on June 2, 1796. A S E R M O N, DELIVERED IN PRESENCE OF HIS EXCELLENCY JOHN TAYLOR GILMAN, Esquire GOVERNOR, [...]

By |2018-06-25T06:43:58+00:00June 25th, 2018|Categories: Featured, Historical Sermons, Library|0 Comments

Samuel F.B. Morse – “What Hath God Wrought!”

Samuel Finley Breese (F.B.) Morse (1791-1872) is best remembered for being the inventor of the American telegraph system and the Morse Code alphabet which is still widely used today. It was his development and perfection of an instantaneous method of electronic communication over long distances which contributed to the rapid expansion of the West during the [...]

By |2018-06-01T05:50:59+00:00June 1st, 2018|Categories: Featured, Historical Writings, Library|Tags: , |0 Comments

Sermon – Church and Country – 1891

This address was given by a Bishop of the Protestant Episcopal Church, William Stevens Perry (1832-1898), on May 19, 1891. THE CHURCH AND THE COUNTRY.  FROM THE ADDRESS TO THE CONVENTION OF THE DIOCESE OF IOWA, MAY 19, 1891, BY WILLIAM STEVENS PERRY, BISHOP. Most gratifying to me and most encouraging are the evidences apparent [...]

By |2018-05-24T07:15:46+00:00May 24th, 2018|Categories: Featured, Historical Sermons, Library|0 Comments

Sermon – Election – 1830, Connecticut

The following election sermon was preached by Charles Boardman in New Haven, CT on May 5, 1830. THE DUTIES AND EMBARRASSMENTS OF RULERS. A SERMON, ADDRESSED TO THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT, AT THE ANNUAL ELECTION IN NEW-HAVEN, MAY 5, 1830. BY CHARLES A. BOARDMAN, Pastor of the Third Congregational Church in New-Haven. [...]

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