A Preacher to President James Madison


From a Preacher of the Everlasting Gospel, Massachusetts June 4 1815. to all christian Rulers, Greeting. As Christians you all Profess to be upon an equality with all other men, inasmuch as you rest your hopes for eternal life in the world to come, upon the Grace of God revealed in his son Jesus Christ.…

Thomas Jefferson to Benjamin Rush on Christianity


TO DOCTOR BENJAMIN RUSH. Washington, April 21, 1803. Dear Sir, In some of the delightful conversations with you, in the evenings of 1798-99, and which served as an anodyne to the afflictions of the crisis through which our country was then laboring, the Christian religion was sometimes our topic: and I then promised you, that,…