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Richard Henry Lee

Richard Henry Lee

American History, Christian History, June Articles, Signers of Declaration of Independence

June 19, 1794 Richard Henry Lee, signer of the Declaration of Independence, passed away Richard Henry Lee (January 20, 1732 – June 19, 1794) was an American statesman from Virginia best known for the motion in the Second Continental Congress calling for the colonies’ independence from Great Britain. He was a signatory to the Articles of Confederation and his famous resolution of...Read more... Read more...

Philip Livingston

Philip Livingston

American History, Christian Calendar, Christian History, June Articles, Signers of Declaration of Independence

June 12, 1778 Death of Signer, Philip Livingston Philip Livingston (January 15, 1716 – June 12, 1778) was an American merchant and statesman from New York City. He was a delegate for New York to the Continental Congress from 1775 to 1778, and signed the Declaration of...Read more... Read more...

George Wythe

George Wythe

American History, Christian Calendar, Christian History, June Articles, Signers of Declaration of Independence

June 8, 1806 Death of Signer, George Wythe George Wythe (1726 – June 8, 1806) was the first American law professor, a noted classics scholar and Virginia judge, as well as a prominent opponent of slavery. The first of the seven Virginia signatories of the United States Declaration of Independence, Wythe served as one of Virginia’s representatives to the Continental Congress and...Read more... Read more...

Josiah Bartlett

Josiah Bartlett

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

Josiah Bartlett (November 21, 1729 – May 19, 1795) was an American physician and statesman, delegate to the Continental Congress for New Hampshire and signatory of the Declaration of Independence. He was later Chief Justice of the New Hampshire Superior Court of Judicature and Governor of the state.Read more... Read more...

Robert Treat Paine

Robert Treat Paine

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

Robert Treat Paine (March 11, 1731 – May 11, 1814) was a Massachusetts lawyer and politician, best known as a signer of the Declaration of Independence as a representative of Massachusetts. He served as the state’s first attorney general, and served as an associate justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, the state’s highest court.Read more... Read more...

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"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...It is therefore recommended to the legislative or executive powers of these United States, to set apart Thursday, the eighteenth day of December next, for solemn thanksgiving and praise; that with one heart and one voice the good people may express the grateful feelings of their hearts, and consecrate themselves to the service of their divine benefactor... "
– Congressional Prayer Proclamation
Journals of Congress, 9:854-855
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