Smiling is good for the soul
Source: The Death of Patrick Henry-6/6/1799
They gave the praise thereof to God, who had wrought so wonderfully for them, this to enclose their enemies in their hands and give them so speedy a victory over so proud and insulting an enemy. William Bradford writing about the end of the Pequot War (taken from America’s Beginings by Tony Williams pg. 33)
“[Parties are] likely, in the course of time and things, to become potent engines, by which cunning, ambitious, and unprincipled men will be enabled to subvert the power of the people and to usurp for themselves the reins of government.” From Washington’s Farewell Address as written in Washington and Hamilton TheAlliance that Forged America by…
“It must be granted, that if men hastily and blindly adopt a system of government, they will as hastily and as blindly be led to alter or abolish it; and changes must ensue, one after another, till the peaceable and better part of the community will grow weary with changes, tumults and disorders, and be…
“Our countrymen have all the folly of the ass and all the passiveness of the sheep in their compositions. They are determined not to be free and they can neither be frightened, discouraged, nor persuaded to change their resolution.” Alexander Hamilton in a private letter to John Lauren’s 1780
On this date in 1776, the British Army departed Boston after an 11 month siege by the Americans. They had occupied Boston from April 19, 1775 until March 17, 1776 which started after General Gate brought troops in to seize munitions from Concord and Lexington.