|John Bartlett (18201905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.|
|QUOTATION:||Rebellion to tyrants is obedience to God.|
|ATTRIBUTION:||From an inscription on the cannon near which the ashes of President John Bradshaw were lodged, on the top of a high hill near Martha Bay in Jamaica.Stiles: History of the Three Judges of King Charles I.|
This supposititious epitaph was found among the papers of Mr. Jefferson, and in his handwriting. It was supposed to be one of Dr. Franklins spirit-stirring inspirations.Randall: Life of Jefferson, vol. iii. p. 585.