More Founding Father's Quotes
Daniel Webster said in 1820 in Plymouth, Massachusetts
Noah Webster, November, 1828, published the first edition of the “American Dictionary of the English Language”, which contained the greatest number of Biblical definitions given in any secular volume; thus demonstrating “the degree to which the Bible was America’s basic text book ….”. Webster believed that “…education was useless without the Bible.”
William McGuffey, in 1836, publishes the first edition of his McGuffey’s Reader.
Alexis DeTocqueville, in 1841, in his book, Democracy in America, wrote, “in the United States of America the sovereign authority is religious. … there is no country in the world in which the Christian religion retains a greater influence over the souls of men than in America.”
General George Washington on March 6, 1776 issued this order from his headquarters at Cambridge "The...Legislature [has set apart] a day of fasting, prayer and humiliation, 'to implore the Lord and Giver of all victory to pardon our manifold sins and wickedness, and...bless the Continental army with His divine favor and protection,' all officers and soldiers are strictly enjoined to pay...reverence...to...the Lord of hosts for His mercies...and for those blessings which our...uprightness of life can alone encourage us to hope through His mercy obtain." Within eleven days, Washington, using fifty captured cannons, forced the British to evacuate Boston.