|Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States|
January 27, 1796 â€“ June 19, 1811
|Nominated by||George Washington|
|Preceded by||John Blair|
|Succeeded by||Gabriel Duvall|
April 17, 1741|
Somerset County, Maryland, British America
|Died||June 19, 1811
Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
Religion is of general and public concern, and on its support depend, in great measure, the peace and good order of government, the safety and happiness of the people.
By our form of government, the Christian religion is the established religion; and all sects and denominations of Christians are placed upon the same equal footing, and are equally entitled to protection in their religious liberty.