Words from Our Founders: Samuel Adams, Pt. 2

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 issued on February 28, 1795, by Samuel Adams, then-Massachusetts Governor and signer of the Declaration of Independence. It calls on the people of his state to observe a day of public fasting, humiliation, and prayer.