Words from Our Founders: John Adams, Pt. 1

The Fourth of July is just around the corner. In honor of our upcoming Independence Day, we are publishing daily quotes from our nation’s founders highlighting the high esteem they had for religion, religious liberty, and virtue.

The following is a proclamation of “solemn humiliation, fasting, and prayer,” issued by President John Adams, one of the drafters and signers of the Declaration of Independence, on March 23, 1798.