Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Rutherford B. Hayes Inaugural - Guidance of a Divine Hand

Rutherford B. Hayes was the 19th President of the United States. In his 1877 Inaugural Address he concluded with these words:

"Looking for the guidance of that Divine Hand by which the destinies of nations and individuals are shaped, I call upon you, Senators, Representatives, judges, fellow-citizens, here and everywhere, to unite with me in an earnest effort to secure to our country the blessings, not only of material prosperity, but of justice, peace, and union—a union depending not upon the constraint of force, but upon the loving devotion of a free people; 'and that all things may be so ordered and settled upon the best and surest foundations that peace and happiness, truth and justice, religion and piety, may be established among us for all generations.'"

Read the entire address here

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