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Founders QOD

Posted in Government & Politics,History by sosipater on July 17, 2007

Founders’ Quote Daily

“It is not necessary to enumerate the many advantages, that arise from this custom of early marriages.  They comprehend all the society can receive from this source; from the preservation, and increase of the human race.  Every thing useful and beneficial to man, seems to be connected with obedience to the laws of his nature, the inclinations, the duties, and the happiness of individuals, resolve themselves into customs and habits, favourable, in the highest degree, to society.  In no case is this more apparent, than in the customs of nations respecting marriage.”

— Samuel Williams (The Natural and Civil History of Vermont, 1794)

Reference: American Political Writing during the Founding Era: 1760-1805, Hyneman and Lutz, ed., vol. 2 (952)

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