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" In this situation of this Assembly, groping as it were in the dark to find political truth, and scarce able to distinguish it when presented to us, how has it happened, Sir, that we have not hitherto once thought of humbly applying to the Father of lights... "
Biennial Report - State of Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction - Página 236
por Wisconsin. Dept. of Public Instruction - 1858
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Papers of the American Historical Association, Volumen2

American Historical Association - 1888
...constitutions suitable to our circumstances. " In this situation of this assembly, as it were, in the dark, to find political truth, and scarce able to distinguish...Father of lights to illuminate our understandings ? In the beginning of the contest with Great Britain, when we were sensible of danger, we had daily...
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Church and State in the United States, Or, The American Idea of Religious ...

Philip Schaff - 1888 - 161 páginas
...constitutions suitable to our circumstances. " In this situation of this assembly, as it were, in the dark, to find political truth, and scarce able to distinguish...Father of lights to illuminate our understandings ? In the beginning of the contest with Great Britain, when we were sensible of danger, we had daily...
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Benjamin Franklin: His Life

Benjamin Franklin - 1888 - 311 páginas
...when they first met. At the end of that time Franklin thus addressed the presiding officer : — " How has it happened, Sir, that we have not hitherto...Father of Lights to illuminate our understandings ? In the beginning of the contest with Britain, when we were sensible of danger, we had daily prayers...
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The Campaign Text Book of the Democratic Party of the United States, for the ...

Democratic National Committee (U.S.) - 1888 - 656 páginas
...this Assembly, groping as it were in the dark to find political truth, and scarce able to distinguisd it when presented to us, how has it happened, sir, that we have not heretofore once thought of humbly applying to the Father of Light to illuminate our understandings?'...
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The Magazine of American History with Notes and Queries, Volumen21

John Austin Stevens, Benjamin Franklin DeCosta, Henry Phelps Johnston, Martha Joanna Lamb, Nathan Gillett Pond - 1889
...president of the convention, he said : " In this situation of this assembly, groping as it were in the dark to find political truth, and scarce able to distinguish...hitherto once thought of humbly applying to the Father of Light to illuminate our understandings?" The national states carried their point as to the house of...
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The Revolutionary Diplomatic Correspondence of the United States, Volumen1

United States. Department of State - 1889
...remarks on this resolution he said: " In this Mtuatiou of this assembly, groping as it were in the dark to find political truth, and scarce able to distinguish...presented to us, how has it happened, sir, that we liavo not hitherto once thought of applying to the Father of Lights to illuminate our understandings...
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The Methodist Review, Volumen5;Volumen49;Volumen71

1889
...of human understanding. . . . In this situation of this assembly, groping, as it were, in the dark to find political truth, and scarce able to distinguish it when presented to us, how has it happened that we have not hitherto once thought of applying to the Father of lights to illuminate our understanding?...
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Dreiser: Sister Carrie; Jennie Gerhardt; Twelve Men

Theodore Dreiser - 1987 - 1168 páginas
...imperfection of the Human Understanding." He asks how it is that the delegates, "groping ... in the dark to find political truth, and scarce able to distinguish it when presented to us" had not thought to call on "the Father of lights to illuminate our understandings." Franklin moves...
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The Myth of American Individualism: The Protestant Origins of American ...

Barry Alan Shain - 1996 - 416 páginas
...surprising still, Ben Franklin, truly a man of the Enlightenment, proposed in the Constitutional Convention that "we have not hitherto once thought of humbly...Father of lights to illuminate our understandings." He implored that this be done, for he noted that "the longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see...
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Toward a More Perfect Union: Writings of Herbert J. Storing

Herbert J. Storing - 1995 - 469 páginas
...elevate the delegates' thoughts. "In this situation of this Assembly, groping as it were in the dark to find political truth, and scarce able to distinguish...Father of lights to illuminate our understandings?" Franklin turned the attention of the delegates to the War of Independence by recalling that during...
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