The Essex Journal stated of Nathan Hale, February 13, 1777:
"At the gallows, he made a sensible and spirited speech; among other things, told them they were shedding the blood of the innocent, and that if he had ten thousand lives, he would lay them all down, if called to it, in defense of his injured, bleeding Country."
Chief Justice John Marshall commented May 9, 1833, on the pamphlet The Relation of Christianity to Civil Government in the United States written by Rev. Jasper Adams, President of the College of Charleston, South Carolina:
"The American population is entirely Christian, and with us, Christianity and Religion are identified.
It would be strange, indeed, if with such a people, our institutions did not presuppose Christianity, and did not often refer to it, and exhibit relations with it.
His father was a Boston Tea Party "Indian." Joseph Story graduated second in his class from Harvard. He was a U.S. Representative, then was elected Massachusetts Speaker of the House. Read as PDF ... America's God and Country Encyclopedia of Quotations At age 32, Joseph Story was the youngest Justice on the U.S. Supreme Court, appointed by President James Madison. He served on the Supreme Court for 34 years. His appointment to the Supreme Court by Madison is significant, as Madison was instrumental in the writing the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights. Justice Joseph Story helped establish the illegality...