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John Morton

John Morton

American Christianity, April Articles, Christian Calendar, Christian History, Signers of Declaration of Independence

April 1, 1777 Death of Signer, John Morton John Morton (1725 – April 1, 1777) was a farmer, surveyor, and jurist from the Province of Pennsylvania. As a delegate to the Continental Congress during the American Revolution, he provided the swing vote that allowed Pennsylvania to vote in favor of the United States Declaration of...Read more... Read more...

Button Gwinnett

Button Gwinnett

American Christianity, Christian Calendar, Christian History, May Articles, Signers of Declaration of Independence

Button Gwinnett (1735 – May 19 or 27, 1777) was an British-born American political leader who, as a representative of Georgia to the Continental Congress, was the second of the signatories (first signature on the left) on the United States Declaration of Independence. He was also, briefly, the provisional president of Georgia in 1777, and Gwinnett County (now a major suburb of...Read more... Read more...

Thomas Heyward, Jr.

Thomas Heyward, Jr.

American Christianity, Christian Calendar, Christian History, March Articles, Signers of Declaration of Independence

March 6, 1809 Death of Signer, Thomas Heyward, Jr. Thomas Heyward, Jr. (July 28, 1746 – March 6, 1809) was a signer of the United States Declaration of Independence and of the Articles of Confederation as a representative of South...Read more... Read more...

Richard Stockton

Richard Stockton

American Christianity, Christian Calendar, Christian History, February Articles, Signers of Declaration of Independence

February 28, 1781 Death of Signer, Richard Stockton Richard Stockton (October 1, 1730 – February 28, 1781) was an American lawyer, jurist, legislator, and a signer of the Declaration of Independence. Stockton was the brother-in-law of well known Founding Father, Dr. Benjamin...Read more... Read more...

Robert R. Livingston

Robert R. Livingston

American Christianity, Christian Calendar, Christian History, February Articles, Signers of Declaration of Independence

February 26, 1813 Death of Signer, Robert Livingston Robert R(obert) Livingston (November 27, 1746 – February 26, 1813) was an American lawyer, politician, diplomat from New York, and a Founding Father of the United States. He was known as “The Chancellor”, after the office he held for 25 years. He was a member of the Committee of Five that drafted the Declaration of...Read more... Read more...

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"Almost all the civil liberty now enjoyed in the world owes its origin to the principles of the Christian religion. Men began to understand their natural rights, as soon as the reformation from popery began to dawn in the sixteenth century; and civil liberty has been gradually advancing and improving, as genuine Christianity has prevailed. By the principles of the Christian religion we are not to understand the decisions of ecclesiastical councils...No; the religion which has introduced civil liberty, is the religion of Christ and his apostles, which enjoins humility, piety and benevolence; which acknowledges in every person a brother, or a sister, and a citizen with equal rights. This is genuine Christianity, and to this we owe our free constitutions of government. "
– Noah Webster
"Schoolmaster of America"
Webster, History of the United States, 299f
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