Friday, January 14, 2011

On this Day in 1784 ...

“In the name of the most holy and undivided Trinity. It having pleased the Divine Providence to dispose the hearts of the most serene and most potent Prince George the Third, by the grace of God, king of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, defender of the faith…”

These are the words pictured above that began the ‘Treaty of Paris’, which formally ended the War for American Independence. They were ratified by Congress in Annapolis, MD on this day in 1784 and then sent to Europe where they were later ratified and finally signed by both parties on May 12th.

I’m sorely tempted to launch into a long rant about the utter ignorance our nation has of her own spiritual past, but instead, I’ll simply note: “My, what beautiful words.”

1 comment:

Jharlan said...

Maryland! Awesome.
Yes that is very cool.