They Were Believers

John Hancock: Thanksgving Proclamation, Inspiring Full Text

They Were Believers, John Hancock, 1780 By his Excellency JOHN HANCOCK, ESQ. Governor and Commander in Chief in and over the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. A Proclamation For...

Dickinson: The King of Kings Bestows Rights, Not the State

They Were Believers, John Dickinson To talk of your "charter" gentlemen, on this occasion, is but weakening the cause by relying on false aids. Your...

The Need for Men of Understanding and Inflexible Virture

American Correspondence, Samuel Adams In 1781, while the war was still uncertain, Samuel Adams writes to his good friend and fellow patriot encouraging him to...

Benjamin Franklin: Make Due Use of This Example

They Were Believers, Benjamin Franklin, 1747 As the scriptures are given for our reproof, instruction, and warning, may we make a due use of this...

Samuel Adams: Preserving Morals, Property, and Right

THEY WERE BELIEVERS, SAMUEL ADAMS, 1764 As the Preservation of Morals as well as Property and Right, so much depends upon the impartial Distribution of...

John Adams: There’s a Divinity that Shapes Our Ends

They Were Believers, John Adams, 1776 Daniel Webster records that in 1776, while some men vacillated as to Independence, John Adams, the “Voice of the...

John Adams: There's a Divinity that Shapes Our Ends

They Were Believers, John Adams, 1776 Daniel Webster records that in 1776, while some men vacillated as to Independence, John Adams, the “Voice of the...

Samuel Adams: Jeroboam, Ungodly Leadership & Civic Duty

They Were Believers, Samuel Adams, November 11, 1771 Messieurs EDES & GILL, WE read that "Jeroboam the Son of Nebat made Israel to sin": For this...

Samuel Adams: Jeroboam, Ungodly Leadership & Civic Duty

They Were Believers, Samuel Adams, November 11, 1771 Messieurs EDES & GILL, WE read that "Jeroboam the Son of Nebat made Israel to sin": For this...

John Adams: Right and Duty to Worship the Great Creator

They Were Believers, John Adams, 1780 It is the right as well as the duty of all men in society, publicly, and at stated seasons,...

Benjamin Franklin’s Creed

They Were Believers, Benjamin Franklin You desire to know something of my Religion. It is the first time I have been questioned upon it: But...

Benjamin Franklin's Creed

They Were Believers, Benjamin Franklin You desire to know something of my Religion. It is the first time I have been questioned upon it: But...

Lincoln: Proclamation Appointing a National Fast Day, 1863

They Were Believers, Abraham Lincoln By the President of the United States of America. A Proclamation. Whereas, the Senate of the United States, devoutly recognizing the Supreme...

Charles Carroll: Looking Back With the Greatest Satisfaction

THEY WERE BELIEVERS WITH STEVE FARRELL American Founder Charles Carroll of Carollton represented Maryland in her Committee of Correspondence in 1774, Annapolis' first Committee of...

William Penn: Friend of God, Indians, and Liberty

The virtues of William Penn saved the colony, so dear to his heart, from becoming a province ruled by royal governors and impoverished by tax-gatherers....Though in his old age so poor, on account of the sacrifices he had made, as to be compelled to go for a season to a debtor's prison, he refused to sell his estates in America unless he could secure for the people the full enjoyment of their liberties. His death was as peaceful as his life had been benevolent. - Jackman