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Musketeers bought into an American myth - The Galveston County Daily News : Guest Columns

August 27, 2014

Musketeers bought into an American myth

Posted: Thursday, April 10, 2014 12:45 am

It’s clear from Monday’s “Three Musketeers” column that they know a lot about American mythology but very little about American history.

Ben Franklin, though a deist, offered his appeal to prayer out of his own sense of despair. The convention, which lasted nearly four months, was contentious throughout and it weighed heavily on the 81-year-old. He ended his speech by suggesting prayer be offered every morning and that “the Clergy of the city be requested to officiate in that service.”

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