Saturday, September 10, 2011

Samuel Langdon (1723 – 1797)

Samuel Langdon was the president of Harvard University and a member of the New Hampshire Convention which ratified the United States Constitution in 1788. Langdon was also a member of the American Academy of Fine Arts and Sciences.

He was invited to address the Provincial Congress of Massachusetts on May of 1775.

“We have rebelled against God. We have lost the true spirit of Christianity, though we retain the outward profession and form of many, the Gospel is corrupted into a superficial system of moral philosophy, little better than ancient Platonism...”
“My brethren, let us repent and implore the divine mercy. Let us amend our ways and our doings, reform everything that has been provoking the Most High, and thus endeavor to obtain the gracious interpositions of providence for our deliverance.”
“May the Lord hear us in this day of trouble...We will rejoice in His salvation, and in the name of our God, we will set up our banners!”

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