Monthly Archives: May 2016

On this day in 1776. “I cannot but take

On this day in 1776. “I cannot but take notice how wonderfully Providence has smiled upon us by causing the several colonies to unite so firmly together against the tyranny of Great Britain,” Samuel West, a soldier and minister, speaks … Continue reading

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A Sunday in May 1776. John Adams reflect

A Sunday in May 1776. John Adams reflects on what he hears, two months before the Continental Congress declares independence. “I have this morning heard Mr. Duffil [George Duffield] upon the signs of the times. He run a parallel between … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Dolley Madison! May 20, 1

Happy Birthday Dolley Madison! May 20, 1768 @JMMontpelier @CntConstitution http://www.janecook.com/firstladies.htm http://ow.ly/i/dlafq

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Happy Birthday Dolley Madison! May 20, 1

Happy Birthday Dolley Madison! May 20, 1768 @JMMontpelier @CntConstitution http://www.janecook.com/firstladies.htm http://ow.ly/i/dlaC4

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“When I consider the great events which

“When I consider the great events which are passed, and those greater which are rapidly advancing, and that I may have been instrumental of touching some springs, and turning some small wheels . . . I feel an awe upon … Continue reading

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1776. John Witherspoon, president of Pri

1776. John Witherspoon, president of Princeton and a Presbyterian minister, gives a sermon on the meaning of Providence to his congregation. “There is not a greater evidence either of the reality or the power of religion, than a firm belief … Continue reading

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What if your boss was George Washington?

What if your boss was George Washington? Would you dare ask for a promotion? May 1776 “I wish my ability to deserve [a promotion] was equal to my inclination to merit. How far I have succeeded in my endeavors, I … Continue reading

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