Quote of the Day

Treasures of knowledge, aquired by the labours of Philosophers, Sages and Legislatures, through a long succession of years, are laid open for our use, and their collected wisdom may behappily applied in the Establisment of our forms of Goernment; the free cultivation of Letters, the unbounded extenstion of Commerce, the progressive refinement of Manners, the growing liberality of sentiment and above all the pure and benign light of Revelation, have had a meliorating influence on mankind and increased the besstings of Society.

George Washington, Circular to the States (1783)