There is no use crying about it. Cousin America has run off with a Presbyterian parson, and that is the end of it. – Horace Walpole, referring to John Witherspoon, president of Princeton University (the “seminary of sedition”), and the only minister to sign the Declaration of Independence. Witherspoon was not only one of the founding fathers, he was the instructor of the founding fathers. Nine of the 55 delegates at the Constitutional Convention had been students of Witherspoon.
Reverend John Witherspoon and America