Signers of the Declaration of Independence: Charles Carroll, Samuel Adams, Richard Stockton

Charles Carroll (1737-1832), member of the Continental Congress and signer of the Declaration of Independence, said:

Without morals a republic cannot subsist any length of time; they therefore who are decrying the Christian religion, whose morality is so sublime and pure [and] which insures to the good eternal happiness, are undermining the solid foundation of morals, the best security for the duration of free governments.

Samuel Adams, signer of the Declaration of Independence, wrote a publication titled The Rights of the Colonists, in a section titled The Rights of the Colonists as Christians, wrote:

 The right to freedom being the gift of God Almighty, the rights of the Colonists as Christians may best be understood by reading and carefully studying the institutions of The Great Law Giver and the Head of the Christian Church, which are to be found clearly written and promulgated in the New Testament.

Richard Stockton, member of the Continental Congress and signer of the Declaration of Independence, said in his Last Will and Testament:

As my children will have frequent occasion of perusing this instrument, and may probably be peculiarly impressed with the last words of their father, I think proper here, not only to subscribe to the entire belief of the great leading doctrine of the Christian religion … but also in the heart of a father’s affection, to charge and exhort them to remember “that the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.”

 

 

Quotes taken from: William J. Federer, Great Quotations: A Collection of Passages, Phrases, and Quotations Influencing Early and Modern World History Referenced According to Their Sources in Literature, Memoirs, Letters, Governmental Documents, Speeches, Charters, Court Decisions and Constitutions (St. Louis, MO: AmeriSearch, 2001).

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