Thursday, September 18, 2008

Church Service in the Supreme Court

Here is another in my series of posts documenting religious uses of Federal buildings during the early days of our country. I consider these significant because many of the people involved in allowing this use and participating in it were the same people who wrote/signed/ratified the U.S. Constitution and its First Amendment.

Here is another entry from the Library of Congress:

Adams's Description of a Church Service in the Supreme Court
John Quincy Adams here describes the Reverend James Laurie, pastor of a Presbyterian Church that had settled into the Treasury Building, preaching to an overflow audience in the Supreme Court Chamber, which in 1806 was located on the ground floor of the Capitol.

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