A proper history of the United States would have much to recommend it…




A proper history of the United States would have much to recommend it…

A proper history of the United States would have much to recommend it… --John Jay

A proper history of the United States would have much to recommend it: in some respects it would be … unlike all others; it would develop the great plan of Providence, for causing this extensive part of our world to be discovered, and these “uttermost parts of the earth” to be gradually filled with civilized and Christian people and nations.… The historian, in the course of the work, is never to lose sight of that great plan.

John Jay

Year: 1809
Context: Letter to Jedidiah Morse
Tags: Christian people, History, John Jay, Letter to Jedidiah Morse, United States, great plan, nations, providence, recommend, 1809



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