Wentworth Cheswell Documents

Wentworth Cheswell (sometimes Chiswell or Cheswill), from New Hampshire, held some position in local government for half a century, holding a position every year from 1768 until 1817. Below are documents from the WallBuilders library signed by Cheswell during the twelve years he served as Justice of the Peace. Wentworth Cheswell Document from 1812 Wentworth [...]

By |2018-04-24T13:44:11+00:00March 2nd, 2018|Categories: Historical Document, Library|0 Comments

Civil War Christmas Card

Below, from WallBuilders' Collection, is a Christmas Card from Frank Browning (a Civil War quartermaster) to his sister, dated December 25, 1864. The Lord's Prayer. Our Father who art in Heaven. Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily [...]

By |2017-12-27T11:25:25+00:00December 27th, 2017|Categories: Historical Document|0 Comments

Official White House Christmas Ornaments

1985 - Silhouettes of Dolley Payne Madison & President James Madison 1986 Ornament 1987 Ornament 1988 - Reads: The Children of President Jackson's family request you to join them on Christmas Day at four o'clock P.M., in a frolic in the East Room. * Originally published: Dec. 15, 2016. fiogf49gjkf05

By |2017-12-29T11:08:49+00:00December 23rd, 2017|Categories: Historical Document, Library|0 Comments

Pearl Harbor – Orders of the Day for the USS California

The USS California (a battleship stationed in the Pacific) was one of the eight battleships sunk at Pearl Harbor. During the attack on December 7, 1941, it took three direct hits -- two torpedoes and one bomb, killing over 100 crew. The California caught fire and the remainder of the crew made their way to [...]

By |2018-03-15T14:03:08+00:00December 7th, 2017|Categories: Historical Document, Library|0 Comments

Civil War Baptism Competition

William Cogswell The author of this letter, John Munroe, enlisted as a private in the 2nd Massachusetts Infantry at the age of 19 on May 22, 1861, and served until mustered out on July 1, 1864. During the war he acted as the musician for K Company. [i] Aside from this, not much [...]

By |2017-12-07T09:33:01+00:00December 6th, 2017|Categories: Historical Document|0 Comments

Sewing Machine from the Lodz Ghetto

Entrance to Lodz In Poland, the Nazi persecution of the Jews was concentrated at two main centers throughout the Second World War—Warsaw and Lodz. Both of those cities were transformed into large Jewish Ghettos which served as slave labor camps with the express intention of working the Jews to either death or until [...]

By |2017-12-01T12:10:43+00:00October 23rd, 2017|Categories: Historical Document, Uncategorized|0 Comments

A Defence of the Use of the Bible in Schools

The following is part of the transcript from a letter written in 1791, which was published by the American Tract Society in 1830. To purchase the whole text of Dr. Rush's letter, see The Bible in Schools pamphlet that can be found in the WallBuilders store. Dear Sir: It is now several months since I [...]

By |2019-02-01T16:53:47+00:00October 5th, 2017|Categories: Historical Document, Library|0 Comments

WWII – Crickets in Normandy

Maxwell Taylor The landings which took place on the coast of Normandy on June 6, 1944, remain one of the most notable episodes of bravery throughout military history. Prior to the deployment on the beach, however, 13,000 American troops from the 82nd and 101st Airborne landed in the dark behind enemy lines to [...]

By |2018-04-03T14:39:32+00:00September 26th, 2017|Categories: Historical Document, Library|1 Comment

Benjamin Harrison 1894 Letter to His Son

Benjamin Harrison (1833-1901) was a lawyer, a Civil War brigadier general, and eventually the twenty-third president of the United States from 1889-1893. In this letter to his son, Russell Benjamin Harrison, on July 12, 1894, he admonishes the younger Harrison to remain steadfast in the faith. The former president explains to his son, “It’s well [...]

By |2017-09-01T14:04:20+00:00August 31st, 2017|Categories: Historical Document, Library|0 Comments

Lyndon B. Johnson and the Bible

On January 19, 1966, Lyndon Baines Johnson (1908-1973), the 36th president of the United States, held a ceremony at the White House to declare that 1966 would be a “Year of the Bible.” On that occasion he remarked that, “No human accountant can calculate the immense good that your Society has done over the years.”[i] [...]

By |2017-09-06T13:10:17+00:00August 29th, 2017|Categories: Historical Document, Library|0 Comments