Friday, April 30, 2010

Not just a beer: Samuel Adams...

In the continuing of my mentioning various American heroes, legends, and patriots, I’ve decided to post some words from founding father Samuel Adams who (even during his own lifetime) was known as "The Father of the American Revolution."

Samuel Adams led the Boston Tea Party, signed the Declaration of Independence, served as a member of the Continental Congress, helped draft the Articles of Confederation, and was an outspoken opponent of slavery.

After the battle(s) of Saratoga, Samuel Adams called for a day of Thanksgiving (November 1, 1777):

Forasmuch as it is the indispensable duty of all men to adore the superintending providence of Almighty God; to acknowledge with gratitude their obligation to Him for benefits received and to implore such farther blessings as they stand in need of…to offer humble and earnest supplication that it may please God, through the merits of Jesus Christ, mercifully to forgive and blot of remembrance…and to prosper the means of religion for the promotion and enlargement of that kingdom which consiseth in righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.

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