Madison: The “Finger of that Almighty Hand” Intervenes Again

James Madison
James Madison

They Were Believers, James Madison

Reflecting on the miracle that occurred in the writing and approval of the proposed U.S. Constitution by the delegates at the Constitutional Convention of 1787, James Madison, the “Father of the Constitution,” wrote in Federalist 37:

The real wonder is that so many difficulties should have been surmounted, and surmounted with a unanimity almost as unprecedented as it must have been unexpected. It is impossible for any man of candor to reflect on this circumstance without partaking of the astonishment. It is impossible for the man of Pious reflection not to perceive in it a finger of that Almighty hand which has been so frequently and signally extended to our relief in the critical stages of the revolution.

Source: James Madison, Federalist No. 37, 11 January 1787.

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