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" I therefore beg leave to move, that henceforth prayers, imploring the assistance of Heaven and its blessing on our deliberations, be held in this assembly every morning before we proceed to business ; and that one or more of the clergy of this city be... "
The Works of Benjamin Franklin: Containing Several Political and Historical ... - Seite 155
von Benjamin Franklin - 1840
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Lives of the Governors of Pennsylvania: With the Incidental History of the ...

William Crawford Armor - 1874 - 557 Seiten
...offering a resolution that, " henceforth, prayers, imploring the assistance of Heaven, and its blessings on our deliberations, be held in this Assembly every morning before we proceed to business." In the same year the corner-stone of a college to be located at Lancaster, was laid, which in honor...
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How Benjamin Franklin, the printer boy, made his mark

William Makepeace Thayer - 1875 - 264 Seiten
...concurring aid, we shall succeed in this political building no better than the builders of Babel ; we shall be divided by our little, partial, local interests...this city be requested to officiate in that service." His confidence in the Christian religion, and his regard for purity of conduct, did not diminish as...
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The Life of Benjamin Franklin

Jeremiah Chaplin - 1876 - 398 Seiten
...therefore beg leave to move that henceforth prayers, imploring the assistance of Heaven and its blessings on our deliberations, be held in this assembly every...this city be requested to officiate in that service." He showed his remarkable genins for statesmanship in the way he brought to a satisfactory end the bitter...
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Benjamin Franklin: A Picture of the Struggles of Our Infant Nation, One ...

John Stevens Cabot Abbott - 1876 - 373 Seiten
...prayers, imploring the assistance of Heaven, and its blessings on our deliberations, be held in the Assembly every morning before we proceed to business...this city be requested to officiate in that service." The speech which accompanied this motion will forever be conspicuous in our annals. He said : " Mr....
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A Centennial Edition of the History of the United States: From the Discovery ...

Benson John Lossing - 1876 - 744 Seiten
...men" and then moved that " henceforth, prayers, imploring the assistance of Heaven, and its blessings on our deliberations, be held in this Assembly every morning before we proceed to business." The resolution was not adopted. On a memorandum of it, Franklin wrote, " The Convention, except three...
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Washington, Bowdoin, and Franklin: As Portrayed in Occasional Addresses

Robert Charles Winthrop - 1876 - 186 Seiten
...to sustain it, — that "henceforth prayers, imploring the assistance of Heaven, and its blessings on our deliberations, be held, in this assembly every morning before we proceed to business." " I have lived, sir (said he most nobly), a long time, and the longer I live, the more convincing proofs...
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Cyclopædia of moral and religious anecdotes. Ed. by J. Flesher

Kazlitt Arvine - 1877
...therefore beg leave to move, that henceforth prayers, imploring the assistance of Heaven, and its blessings on our deliberations, be held in this assembly every...this city be requested to officiate in that service." What a lesson to the legislators of other nations ! («) FORGETTING THE OFFENCE. — A person came...
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Satan as a Moral Philosopher: With Other Essays and Sketches

Caleb Sprague Henry - 1877 - 296 Seiten
...therefore beg leave to move that henceforth prayers, imploring the assistance of heaven, and its blessings on our deliberations, be held in this assembly every...this city be requested to officiate in that service." What a scene! What a picture it presents to our mind's eye. Franklin's motion, however, was evaded,...
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Our Country: A Household History for All Readers, from the Discovery ..., Band 2

Benson John Lossing - 1877
...moved: u That henceforth prayers, imploring the 71 III2 BOOK IV. assistance of Heaven and its blessings on our deliberations, be held in this Assembly every...the clergy of this city be requested to officiate in this service." Upon a memorandum of this motion, Franklin wrote : " The convention, except three or...
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The United States Reader[, Embracing Selections from Eminent American ...

John Jacob Anderson - 1878 - 414 Seiten
...despair of establishing governments by human wisdom, and leave it to chance, war, and conquest. 5. I therefore beg leave to move, that henceforth, prayers,...this city be requested to officiate in that service. " The motion was evaded by an adjournment. It was feared, according to Madison, •lest prayers for...
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