• In the beginning of the Contest with Great Britain, when we were sensible of danger, we had daily prayer in this room for Divine protection. Our prayers, Sir, were heard and they were graciously answered. All of us who were engaged in the struggle must have observed frequent instances of a Superintending Providence in our favor . . . And have we now forgotten that powerful Friend? or do we imagine we no longer need His assistance? . . .” ~Benjamin Franklin, speaking after the U.S. Constitution became a reality, June 28, 1787
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