"May the father of all mercies scatter light, and not darkness, upon our paths, and make us in all our several vocations useful here, and in His own due time and way everlastingly happy."
(1732-1799) Founding Father, 1st US President, 'Father of the Country'
letter to the Hebrew Congregation in Newport, August 1790, Ref: George Washington: A Collection, W.B. Allen, ed. (548)