Friday, February 13, 2009

James Garfield Inaugural - Invoking the Support of Almighty God.

James A. Garfield was the 20th President of the United States. In his 1881 Inaugural address he said:

"The emancipated race has already made remarkable progress. With unquestioning devotion to the Union, with a patience and gentleness not born of fear, they have 'followed the light as God gave them to see the light.'
"I shall greatly rely upon the wisdom and patriotism of Congress and of those who may share with me the responsibilities and duties of administration, and, above all, upon our efforts to promote the welfare of this great people and their Government I reverently invoke the support and blessings of Almighty God."

Read the entire Inaugural address

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