"Were the talents and virtues which heaven has bestowed
on men given merely to make them more obedient drudges,
to be sacrificed to the follies and ambition of a few?
Or, were not the noble gifts so equally dispensed
with a divine purpose and law,
that they should as nearly as possible be equally exerted,
and the blessings of Providence be equally enjoyed by all?
(1722-1803), was known as the "Father of the American Revolution."