Sandra Day O'Connor
Winthrop Reading at the Ronald Reagan National Memorial Service
delivered 12 June 2004, National Cathedral, Washington, D.C.
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This is a reading from a sermon delivered in 1630 by the Pilgrim leader John Winthrop, who was aboard the ship the Arbella on his way from England to the Massachusetts Bay Colony. The "City [upon a] Hill" passage was referenced by President Reagan in several notable speeches.
Research Note: O'Connor's reading is an abridged excerpt from Winthrop's "A Model of Christian Charity." For the complete text, see: http://winthropsociety.com/doc_charity.php
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