Today we continue our series examining our Founding Fathers in their own words and considering their high esteem for religion, religious liberty, and virtue.

Below are excerpts taken from the last will and testament of Alexander Hamilton, one of our founders and our nation’s first Secretary of the Treasury. They highlight Hamilton’s belief in God and God’s providence.

“In the name of God, Amen!….if it please God to spare my life, I may look for a considerable surplus out of my present property; yet if he should speedily call me to the eternal world, a forced sale, as is usual, may possibly render it insufficient to satisfy my debts. I pray God that something may remain for the maintenance and education of my dear wife and children.”