Fascinating! Outstanding post! Thanks for your work, Jacquerie.
I agree— This Federal Convention ,1787 has become a site I am addicted to reading. All the crap I learned in High school —and I was either asleep —or they just didn’t teach this.
FOr an Old Deist I note Doctr. Franklin reminded his delegated peers of the authority of Scripture and the qualification for a Ruler.Were this Journal written today (or post 1962) the mere politicians would have excluded any reference to Scripture. lest they offend the ACLU or the World citizens.