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Open Thread – Thursday, March 20, 2013

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JohnJayJohn Jay, Founding Father, first Supreme Court Justice, first President of Continental Congress. While President of the Continental Congress, Jay in writing to George Washington says: “Calm repose and the sweets of undisturbed retirement appear more distant than a peace with Britain. It gives me pleasure, however, to reflect that the period is approaching when we shall be citizens of a better ordered state, and the spending of a few troublesome years of our eternity in doing good to this and future generations is not to be avoided or regretted. Things will come right, and these States will be great and flourishing. The dissolution of our government threw us into a political chaos. Time, wisdom, and perseverance will reduce it into form…. In this work you are, in the style of one of your professions, a master-builder, and God grant that you may ever continue a free and accepted mason.”

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