The Presidents Code – Speaker of the House Jonathan Dayton
The Mid-term elections of 1794 did not see a change in the majorities of Congress as Federalists kept the Senate and Democratic-Republicans kept the House. However, there were changes in the leadership. Jonathan Dayton was elected as Speaker of the House by a Democratic-Republican majority although he was a Federalist.
Jonathan Dayton’s name meaning is speaking of the Lord giving Adam the Garden of Eden, a land ‘flowing with milk and honey.’
Jonathan comes from the Hebrew יְהוֹנָתָן ‘Yehonatan’ which means Yah has given.
Dayton comes from an English surname meaning ‘dairy town’ or ‘ditch town.’ The Garden of Eden was in what came to be known as Canaan, the Promised Land. Scripture speaks of this as a land of milk and honey (Exodus 3:8, 17; 13:5; 33:3; Leviticus 20:24; Numbers 13:27; 14:8; 16:13-14; Deuteronomy 6:3; 11:9; 26:9, 15; 27:3; 31:20; Joshua 5:6; Jeremiah 11:5; 32:22).
I will leave it to the reader to search out this statement on their own, following are verses which speak of both the Garden of Eden and Canaan as God’s Holy Mountain (Ezekiel 28:13-14; Psalm 48:1-2, 8; Isaiah 27:13; 66:20; Zechariah 8:3; Revelation 21:10).
Jonathan Dayton’s term as Speaker continued into John Adam’s Presidency. Many times in the history of the United States, the terms of the Speakers of the House would go through multiple Presidencies and each time they link the narratives together.
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