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PEOPLE: Edmund Pendleton


Edmund Pendleton (September 9, 1721 – October 23, 1803) was a Virginia planter, politician, lawyer and judge. He served in the Virginia legislature before and during the American Revolutionary War, rising to the position of Speaker. Pendleton attended the First Continental Cong[MORE]

Quote 99 details Share on Google+ - Quote 99 Linked In Share Button - Quote 99 The dons, the bashaws, the grandees, the patricians, the sachems, the nabobs, call them by what names you please, sigh and groan and fret, and sometimes stamp and foam and curse, but all in vain. The decree is gone forth, and it cannot be recalled, that a more equal liberty than has prevailed in other parts of the earth must be established in America.

John Adams: letter to Patrick Henry, June 3, 1776

Quote 292 details Share on Google+ - Quote 292 Linked In Share Button - Quote 292 His temper was excellent, and he generally observed decorum in debate. On one or two occasions I have seen him angry, and his anger was terrible; those who witnessed it, were not disposed to rouse it again.

Thomas Jefferson: on Patrick Henry, December, 1824

Quote 478 details Share on Google+ - Quote 478 Linked In Share Button - Quote 478 My ardent desire is, and my aim has been... to comply strictly with all our engagements foreign and domestic; but to keep the U States free from political connections with every other Country. To see that they may be independent of all, and under the influence of none. In a word, I want an American character, that the powers of Europe may be convinced we act for ourselves and not for others; this, in my judgment, is the only way to be respected abroad and happy at home.

George Washington: letter to Patrick Henry, October 9, 1775

Quote 722 details Share on Google+ - Quote 722 Linked In Share Button - Quote 722 I find that I agree fully with my good friend Patrick Henry when he said it cannot be emphasized too strongly or to often that this great nation was founded not by religionists, but by Christians, not on religions, but on The Gosple of Jesus Christ.




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