Lost Episode for August 27

Written by on August 28, 2014 in Founding Fathers

By Kenyn Cureton Bishop James Madison was born on August 27, 1749 and was a cousin to the U. S. President of the same name. Bishop Madison was President of the College of William and Mary, served as chaplain of the Virginia House of Delegates and organized his students into a militia company over which he served as captain, seeing considerable action during the War for Independence. Bishop Madison and had a number of published sermons. One of those was a message in response to President George Washington’s call for a National Day of Thanksgiving and Prayer, which he delivered on Thursday, February 19, 1795. Madison declared: “Brethren, there are few situations more interesting to the human race than that which the people of America this day presents. The temples of the living God are everywhere, throughout this rising empire, this day, crowded, I trust, with worshipers, whose hearts, impressed with a just and lively sense of the great things, which He hath done for them, pour forth, in unison, the grateful tribute of praise and thanksgiving…for the history of nations doth not exhibit a people who ever had cause to offer up to the Great Author of every good the most fervent expressions of gratitude and thanksgiving. “Let, my brethren, the sons of irreligion, wrapped in their dark and gloomy system of fatality, refuse to open their eyes to the great luminous proofs of providential government, which America displays; let them turn from a light, which their weak vision cannot bear; but […]

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