THE PRESIDENCY: The White House Week: May 17, 1926

¶ The Board of Bishops of the Methodist Episcopal Church called at the White House. Bishop Joseph F. Berry said to the President:

"In the name of nearly 20,000,000 members and adherents, we express our admiration for your consistent devotion to the duties of your great office and congratulate you heartily upon the success of your Administration."

The President replied: "It was in accord with basic truths of the universe that the signers of the Declaration of Independence declared their reliance upon the protection of a Divine Providence. Founded upon religion, our Government has derived strength and stability from the religious nature...

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