Tuesday, July 3, 2012

From This Time Forward Forever More

Day 185

~John Adams in a letter Abigail. July 3, 1776~

 “But the Day is past. The second Day of July 1776, will be the most memorable Epocla, in the History of America,-I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated, by succeeding Generations, as the Day of Deliverance by solemn Acts of Devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, Games, Sports, Guns Bells, Bonfires and Illuminations from one End of this continent to the other from this Time forward forever more.
You will thank me transported with Enthusiasm but I am not,-I am well aware of the Toil and blood and Treasure, that it will cost Us to maintain this Declaration, and support and defend these states.- yet through all the gloom I can see the rays of ravishing Light and Glory . I can see the end is more than worth all the means, And that posterity will tryumph in that Day. Transaction, even altho we should rue it, which I trust in God we shall not.”

Well Bye,

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