“I Smelt a Rat”

Patrick Henry’s famous “I smelt a rat” response had to do with the invitation to participate in the 1787 Constitutional Convention. Patrick Henry, according to author, Thomas S. Kidd, “scented that decaying rodent in the notion that the states should surrender more power to a new national government.” –Patrick Henry, First Among Patriots, 183.


About Uri Brito

I am the Pastor of Providence Church (CREC) in Pensacola, Fl.
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