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Where is it that Thomas Jefferson advocated teaching the Bible and Isaac Watts Hymnal in public schools?

It has been said that Thomas Jefferson stated that any standard text can be used for Math, History, Science, and so on, but that no one should be considered educated without a solid knowledge of the Holy Bible and Isaac Watts Hymnal. Possibly when setting forth the curriculum for the Washington, D.C. schools while...

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1. Travelingman
Here are some of the sources ...

nobeliefs.com/jefferson.htm
etext.virginia.edu/jefferson/quotation...
www.monticello.org/reports/interests/r...
www.adherents.com/people/pj/Thomas_Jef...
www25.uua.org/uuhs/duub/articles/thoma...
www.earlyamerica.com/review/2009.../je...
www.secularhumanism.org/library/fi/all...
www.sullivan-county.com/deism/index.ht...

1786 www.loc.gov
1802
On January 1, 1802, Jefferson wrote: "Believing with you [Danbury, Connecticut, Baptists] that religion is a matter which lies solely between Man ...
www.sunnetworks.net

Jefferson was a staunch supporter of religion and its role in government, society in general, and supported many universities, among these were Yale and William & Mary both of which were first organized to train ministers and governmental leaders.

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