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Signers of Declaration of Independence-New Hampshire Christian worldview

January 30, 2018

Josiah Bartlett

Josiah Bartlett to Mary Bartlett (October 11, 1775) I, 161.
“I can now inform you that by the Goodness of God I am in a Good State of health Tho I have not Quite got my Strength up.”

Josiah Bartlett to Mary Bartlett (October 25, 1775) I, 252.
“...I am by the Goodness of God in a Good State of health; have got my Strength and have not so much of the Headache as usual.”

Josiah Bartlett to Mary Bartlett (February 19, 1776) III, .
“...I think is as great favor, that so large a family Should be Blessed with health, for so long a time, I hope it will continue till it shall please God to return me home in health...”
[Death of ] “my good friend John Wadleigh...and tho’ he had some Sentiments Different from mine, yet I really Loved & Esteemed him, & I Despise the Bigot, who Can have no Esteem or friendship for any man, whose reliigious opinions are Different his own...Dr. Smith Delivered a funeral Oration to the Memory of General Montgomery and the other Brave men, who fell in the attack on Quebec; the oration was delivered in a large and Beautiful & Elegant Dutch Church. The Congress, the General Assembly of this province, the Committees of Safety & inspection, and about 30 Clergymen of the Different Denominations in this City, with other Gentlemen, walked from the Court house, in a Body, to the Church...”

Josiah Bartlett to Meshech Weare (March 2, 1776) III, 319.
“I am very Sorry for the unhappy Difficulties in our Colony at a time when we have nothing to expect from our inveterate Enemies but war and Bloodshed notwithstanding their hipocritical pretence of treating & Reconciliation to amuse us. I pray God we may not be taken in the Snare.”

Josiah Bartlett to Mary Bartlett (July 14, 1776) IV, 450.
“...But I hope & trust that the Supreme Disposer of all Events, who loveth Justice & hateth iniquity will continue to favor our righteous Cause and that the wickedness of our Enemies will fall on their own heads.
“I am glad to hear you & my family are well, I am so at this time & pray we all continue so till it shall please Providence to return me to you again in Due time. 
 “I can inform you that the greatest preparations are making to oppose the Powerful army that are now or will soon be near New York. I hope it will be done Successfully; however that Depends on Divine Providence whose ways are unsearchable by human beings.”

Josiah Bartlett to Mary Bartlett (August 26, 1776) V, 64.
“...P.S. Have Col. Greely & Mr. Proctor provided any Bords for me as I Desired them for finishing my house; as I hope to be at home & Do something about it another year, God willing.”
Josiah Bartlett to Nathaniel Folsom (September 2, 1776) V, 92.
“What the Congress will do is at present uncertain but hope they will de directed by the Supreme Disposer of Events, to do in this & Every other affaair before them what will be most Conducive to the Safety & Happiness of these American States.”

Josiah Bartlett to Mary Bartlett (September 9, 1776) V, 126.
sick for more than a fortnight “...I have been vomited & purged & am taking sundry Medicines which I hope will procure me relief if it is agreeable to the will of God.”

Josiah Bartlett to Mary Bartlett (July 14, 1778) X, 275.
“...God grant you & the Rest of my family may Enjoy an Equal Share of Health of Body & peace & contentment of mind.”

Josiah Bartlett to Mary Bartlett (July 20, 1778) X, 317.
“...we must Leave our affairs to the Government of the Great Supreme Disposer of all Events; Humbly Hoping that He will order all things so as shall be for the Best;”

Josiah Bartlett to William Whipple (July 27, 1778) X, 360.
“...but when it will be done God knows.”

Josiah Bartlett to Mary Bartlett (Aug. 3, 1778) X, 384.
“...However I have as yet Enjoyed my health very well by the favor of Providence and hope I shall continue so to Do.”

Josiah Bartlett (Aug. 18, 1778) X, 472.
“...The majority of the Quakers remain the same dark, hidden designing hypocrites as formerly.”


Matthew Thornton

New Hampshire Delegates to Matthew Thornton (June 20, 1775) I, 524-525.
“Your favor of the 24th May is now before us, in answer to which can only say we easily Conceive the ‘painful sensation’ that every honest man must feel when he sees the unnatural Conflict between Great Britain and these Colonies rising to such a highth. But when we Consider it, not of our own Seeking, drove by the Sons of Tyranny and Oppression, to the Sad Alternative of being made Slaves, or appealing to the Sword in Defense of our Just liberties, cannot but think we shall stand Justified, before God and man, in vigorously seizing the latter...May the great Author of all things Bless and Assist us, is the most ardent prayer of, your Obedient servants,
John Sullivan
John Langdon”

New Hampshire Delegates to Matthew Thornton (November 3, 1775) II, 293.
“We can’t help Rejoice to see this as a ground work of our government, and hope by the Blessing of Divine Providence, never to return to our former Despotick State.”

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