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Joseph Hewes

American History, Christian Calendar (Holidays), Christian History, November Articles, Signers of Declaration of Independence

November 10, 1779 Death of Signer, Joseph Hewes Joseph Hewes (January 23, 1730 – November 10, 1779) was a native of Princeton, New Jersey, where he was born in 1730. Hewes’s parents were members of the Society of Friends, commonly known as Quakers. He became an apprentice of a merchant and in fact became a very successful merchant. After finishing his apprenticeship he earned himself a good name and a strong reputation, which would serve him well in becoming one of the most famous signers of the Declaration of Independence for North Carolina, along with William Hooper and John...Read more... Read more... -->

Thomas Jefferson Calls Virginia to Prayer and Thanksgiving

American History, Signers of Declaration of Independence

November 11, 1779 Thomas Jefferson calls Virginia to prayer and thanksgiving to God. Committee of Five On October 20, 1779, the Continental Congress asked the states to set “apart the second Thursday in December next, as a day of general thanksgiving.”[1] This request issued by Congress to the thirteen American states was the eighth spiritual proclamation of sixteen calling the states to fast, pray and give thanks to God. Beginning in 1775, the Continental Congress issued nearly two spiritual proclamations a year until 1783—throughout the years of the American Revolution. In the spring,...Read more... Read more... -->

William Paca

American History, Christian Calendar (Holidays), Christian History, October Articles, Signers of Declaration of Independence

October 23, 1799 Death of Signer, William Paca William Paca (October 31, 1740 – October 23, 1799) was a signatory to the United States Declaration of Independence as a representative of Maryland, and later Governor of Maryland and a United States federal...Read more... Read more... -->

Lyman Hall

American History, Christian Calendar (Holidays), Christian History, October Articles, Signers of Declaration of Independence

October 19, 1790 Death of Signer, Lyman Hall Hall (April 12, 1724 – October 19, 1790), physician, clergyman, and statesman, was a signer of the United States Declaration of Independence as a representative of Georgia. Hall County is named after...Read more... Read more... -->

William Hooper

American History, Christian Calendar (Holidays), Christian History, October Articles, Signers of Declaration of Independence

October 14, 1790 Death of Signer, William Hooper William Hooper (June 28, 1742 – October 14, 1790) was an American lawyer, physician, politician, and a member of the Continental Congress representing North Carolina from 1774 through 1777. Hooper was also a signer of the United States Declaration of Independence, along with fellow North Carolinians Joseph Hewes and John...Read more... Read more... -->

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"I believe that there is one only living and true God, existing in three persons, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, the same in substance equal in power and glory. That the scriptures of the old and new testaments are a revelation from God, and a complete rule to direct us how we may glorify and enjoy him. "
– Roger Sherman
Boutell, Life of Roger Sherman, 272
Sherman was the only person to sign all four founding documents
"I do not believe that the Constitution was the offspring of inspiration, but I am as satisfied that it is as much the work of a Divine Providence as any of the miracles recorded in the Old and New Testament. "
– Dr. Benjamin Rush
Letters of Benjamin Rush, 1:475
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