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Samuel F.B. Morse Letter – 1830

By | September 20th, 2017|Categories: Featured, Historical Writings, Library|Tags: , |

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 [...]

The Founders As Christians

By | September 13th, 2017|Categories: Featured, Historical Writings, Library|

(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, [...]

Four Letters on Government – John and Samuel Adams

By | September 6th, 2017|Categories: Historical Writings|

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 [...]

Daniel Webster – Vidal v. Girard’s Executors

By | August 21st, 2017|Categories: Historical Writings|

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 [...]

Importance of Morality and Religion in Government

By | June 25th, 2017|Categories: Historical Writings, Library|

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 [...]

Oration – July 4th- 1837

By | January 31st, 2017|Categories: Historical Writings, Library|

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 [...]

Thomas Paine Criticizes the Current Public School Science Curriculum

By | December 29th, 2016|Categories: Historical Writings|

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 [...]

“Give Me Liberty Or Give Me Death”

By | December 29th, 2016|Categories: Historical Writings|

No man thinks more highly than I do of the patriotism, as well as abilities, of the very worthy gentlemen who have just addressed the House. But different men often see the same subject in different lights; and, therefore, I hope it will not be thought disrespectful to those gentlemen if, [...]

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