Oliver Wolcott, signer of The Declaration of Independence, Military General, Governor of Connecticut

“Through various scenes of life, God has sustained me. May He ever be my unfailing friend; may His love cherish my soul; may my heart with gratitude acknowledge His goodness; and may my desires be to Him and to the remembrance of His name….May we then turn our eyes to the bright objects above, and may God give us strength to travel the upward road. May the Divine Redeemer conduct us to that seat of bliss which He himself has prepared for His friends; at the approach of which every sorrow shall vanish from the human heart and endless scenes of glory open upon the enraptured eye. There our love to God and each other will grow stronger, and our pleasures never be dampened by the fear of future separation. How indifferent will it then be to us whether we obtained felicity by travailing the thorny or the agreeable paths of life – whether we arrived at our rest by passing through the envied and unfragrant road of greatness or sustained hardship and unmerited reproach in our journey. God’s Providence and support through the perilous perplexing labyrinths of human life will then forever excite our astonishment and love. May a happiness be granted to those I most tenderly love, which shall continue and increase through an endless existence. Your cares and burdens must be many and great, but put your trust in that God Who has hitherto supported you and me; He will not fail to take care of those who put their trust in Him….It is most evident that this land is under the protection of the Almighty, and that we shall be saved not by our wisdom nor by our might, but by the Lord of Host Who is wonderful in counsel and Almighty in all His operations.”

-Oliver Wolcott

signer of The Declaration of Independence

Military General

Governor of Connecticut

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Believer (God the Father, the Son and Messiah, the Holy Spirit), daughter, wife, mother, memaw, RN, hobbit, street evangelist I love people, music, reading, praying, studying the Bible, keeping up with national news and politics. I am a strict constructionist, a true American. I love my country. I honor her warriors. I am thankful for our Constitution and will personally bear arms for it.
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2 Responses to Oliver Wolcott, signer of The Declaration of Independence, Military General, Governor of Connecticut

  1. Mrs. AL says:

    Excellent post, tannngl. I do enjoy hearing from those who were willing to risk all by signing the Declaration of Independence. This is our foundational document, IMO, not the constitution. This is, or was, the soul of the country.

    Been on and off the web for a while. Sorry didn’t comment earlier. Gotta’ get to your other site as well to catch up on Healthy News!

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    • tannngl says:

      You’re very sweet, Mrs. AL. Thank you.
      I agree with you perfectly. The Declaration of Independence was the entire foundation of our Constitution. From there we became a nation.
      LOL, don’t worry about the other site. No one reads it! I use it to show us our progress and what I’m learning added to my knowledge base.
      But thanks for your visit! And comment!

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