Americas' Christian Beginnings By Daniel Porter

Benjamin Rush wrote a letter to Elisha Boudinot. Who was the brother of Founding Father Elias Boudinot. He wrote a letter for the loss of Elisha's wife. There is specific religious content in the letter.

John Quincy Adams was our sixth president that was well known for his use of words. This poem was transcribed from the 104th Psalm. It shows his appreciation to God and his firm conviction and faith in God.

Even though Noah Webster was know for the Webster's Dictionary he also took on the task to update The Holy Bible. Noah had a desire to preserve the accuracy of scripture.

Joseph Eckley was a Princeton graduate. He was a pastor of the Old South Church in Boston. The sermon was preached as an artillery election sermon in Boston on June 4, 1792.

Benjamin Trumbull was a historian and a minister. He graduated from Yale and received theological education. He was also a chaplain during the Revolutionary War.

Paul Dwight Moody was the son of famous evangelist Dwight L. Moody. Paul served as pastor at South Congregational Church in St. Johnsbury, Vermont.

Timothy Dwight graduated from Yale in 1769. He was principal of New Haven grammar school. He bacame a preacher and served as a chaplain in a Connecticut brigade. He was also president of Yale college.

John Gorham Palfreygraduated from Harvard in 1815. He preached at the Brattle Square Unitarian Church in Boston. He also was a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives, MA secretary of states, and a Representative in the U.S Congress.

Henry Armitt Brown graduated from Yale in 1865. He became a lawyer after studying law at Columbia. He was a well known orator. The following oration was given to celebrate the 100 year anniversary of the first meeting of the Continental Congress.

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