Abigail Adams’ Letter

Abigail Smith Adams (1744-1818) was the second of three daughters born to a well-respected family, her father being a Congregationalist minister in Massachusetts. [1] Due to her poor health in her early life Abigail had no formal education. [2] In fact, at a time when female education was “neglected” and it had become “fashionable…to ridicule [...]

By |2019-03-29T07:30:41-04:00March 29th, 2019|Categories: Featured, Historical Document, Library|0 Comments

Defending Thomas Jefferson – John Birch Society v. Jefferson

The John Birch Society, an advocacy group for a more limited and constitutional government, released a video called concerning Thomas Jefferson called Myth v. Fact, narrated by the Society’s CEO Art Thompson. They argue that Thomas Jefferson was actually an anti-American traitor who tried to take down the American government. As will be seen below, [...]

By |2019-03-04T12:14:59-04:00March 1st, 2019|Categories: Historical Document, Historical Writings, Issues and Articles|Comments Off on Defending Thomas Jefferson – John Birch Society v. Jefferson

George Bush on Prayer

George Herbert Walker Bush (1924-2018) served his country in the military during WWII, was ambassador to the UN (1971-1973), Vice-President (1981-1989), and President of the United States (1989-1993). From the WallBuilders' Collection, below is a handwritten note by him written on the back of a June 1983 calendar that belonged to Barbara Bush that provides [...]

By |2019-02-01T16:53:18-04:00February 1st, 2019|Categories: Historical Document, Library|Comments Off on George Bush on Prayer

Truman Christmas Card 1950

  Christmas Greetings 1950 As 1950 ebbs to its close our earts turn once more to Bethlehem and to the coming of a little child, the Divine Infant that brought love to a weary world. This is the season of love – the season wherein our thoughts are of the love of friends, the love [...]

By |2019-01-28T10:45:01-04:00December 28th, 2018|Categories: Historical Document, Library|0 Comments

Christmas Prayer from Lunar Orbit

The astronauts of Apollo 8 (the first manned mission to the moon) entered orbit around the moon on Christmas Eve, 1968. While circling the moon, the three astronauts hosted a live telecast in which all three read from Genesis 1 and then Frank Borman delivered a special Christmas greeting. WallBuilders Collection includes a document signed [...]

By |2019-02-06T13:48:30-04:00December 24th, 2018|Categories: Historical Document, Library|0 Comments

1789 Inauguration Eyewitness

The 1789 inauguration of George Washington as the first President of the United States under the Constitution was a very important event. It established several precedents for inaugurations that have withstood the test of time, including many religious activities. Congress had set up a basic procedure for the inauguration but there were some of the [...]

By |2018-11-21T12:48:47-04:00November 18th, 2018|Categories: Historical Document, Library|Comments Off on 1789 Inauguration Eyewitness

First Federal Budget: 1789

Below is an interesting item from WallBuilders' collection -- the first federal budget of the United States, dated July 9, 1789. This budget takes up only about 1/2 page of the newspaper it's printed in, The Gazette of the United States (July 18, 1789). Here's the complete front page, the budget is on the top [...]

By |2018-11-12T04:50:11-04:00November 12th, 2018|Categories: Historical Document, Library, Uncategorized|Comments Off on First Federal Budget: 1789

Message of President Grant to the Children and Youth of the U.S.

During the festivities celebrating the centennial of the creation of America through the Declaration of Independence, then president Ulysses S. Grant took time to speak to the younger generations of Americans. His message centered on the vital influence and role the Bible in American and the preservation of the liberties enjoyed by here citizens. One [...]

By |2019-03-21T16:30:47-04:00September 4th, 2018|Categories: Historical Document|Comments Off on Message of President Grant to the Children and Youth of the U.S.

Lemuel Haynes Signed Common-Place Book

Lemuel Haynes Lemuel Haynes, born on July 18, 1753, was a black American, abandoned at five months old by his parents and hired as an indentured servant. During his years of service, he was treated well and given the opportunity to attend school -- a rare experience for blacks in that day. Haynes [...]

By |2018-09-18T11:33:14-04:00August 14th, 2018|Categories: Historical Document, Library|Comments Off on Lemuel Haynes Signed Common-Place Book

George Washington 1785 Letter

Below is an original letter in WallBuilders' collection, from George Washington, dated February 1, 1785. This letter was written during a short period of retirement for Washington, following the War for Independence and before the Constitutional Convention. After resigning his military commission, he settled back in Mount Vernon following an almost continuance absence of eight [...]

By |2018-07-23T07:18:07-04:00July 23rd, 2018|Categories: Historical Document|Comments Off on George Washington 1785 Letter