William Williams and Oliver Wolcott Treasury Note

Both William Williams and Oliver Wolcott were signers of the Declaration of Independence from Connecticut. This treasury note from 1780 deals with the House of Representatives of Connecticut hiring and paying a chaplain.   In the House of Representatives This House grants to the Rev. Mr. Nathan Strong the sum of six pounds for his [...]

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Letter by James Buchanan

During his service as a Congressman, wrote a letter to Secretary of the Navy John Branch, recommending William Kennedy, a Presbyterian minister, be considered for a Navy Chaplain position.   Lancaster 20, October 1829 Dear Sir, The Rev. Wm Kennedy of Philadelphia has informed me that he is about making application to be appointed a [...]

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American Revolution – Letter by Governor Jonathan Trumbull

Jonathan Trumbull was a Governor of the Colony of Connecticut. This letter from 1782 requests payment for Chaplain Horn, who served in Brigadier General David Waterbury's Brigade. State of Connecticut By the Governor To the Committee of Pay-Tables at Hartford Please to draw bonds on the Treasury in favors of the Rev. John Horn, Chaplain [...]

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American Revolution – William Williams Letter

William Williams was a signer of the Declaration of Independence from Connecticut. This letter from 1774 deals with the Colony of Connecticut hiring and paying chaplains.   In the House of Representatives May 1774 This House grants to the Rev. Meyrs Whitman & Strong, the sum of three pounds for their service as chaplains, to [...]

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Civil War – Webster’s Regiment

The following documents written by an unknown soldier in the regiment outlining the organization of "Webster's Regiment" (officially known as the 12th Massachusetts regiment), which was established under the command of Fletcher Webster (son of Daniel Webster), the second generation Founding Father who was known as the "Defender of the U.S. Constitution." This regiment was [...]

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WWII – The Four Chaplains

In February, 1943 an American ship, Dorchester, was torpedoed and was sinking. Four chaplains aboard the ship from different denominations and faiths gave life jackets to sailors and provided comfort. Find out more about this remarkable story here. A Four Chaplains Card signed by Harry Truman in 1960.   Stamps honored the sacrifice of the [...]

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Congressional Records on Chaplains

Below are several documents from Congressional records relating to pay for U.S. Army Chaplains. There is a "Memorial of Chaplains in the U.S. Army" dated January 17, 1862. Also, a "Letter from the Secretary of War" relating to pay for chaplains dated June 19, 1862. Finally, a "General Order" relating to pay for chaplains dated [...]

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