And you can rest assured that we have not! Those famous words were uttered in 1787 by Abigail Adams to her husband, John Adams, as he and others set off to create the American Constitution. This section of the Online Library is dedicated to the vital role women played in the American Revolution and the formation of the United States of America.
"The Centennial morning dawns! As the fiery chariot of the God of Day rises from the bosom of the Atlantic, and the mountain peaks catch his first beams, from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific, the cannons voice is heard from ten thousand throats of iron, hailing the birthday of the Nation, and the chorus of thunder is swollen into a pause of praise by the mingling shouts of patriotism."
~ G. W. Woods, Surgeon.
from an Address delivered at the American Centennial Celebration
at the Hawaiian Hotel, Honolulu, July 4, 1876.
Source: The Pacific Commercial Advertiser, Honolulu: July 8, 1876.