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Sermons by Chaplains

By | November 14th, 2017|Categories: Chaplains, Featured, Library|

American War for Independence Chaplains  Thomas Allen (1743-1810) Thomas Allen volunteered as a chaplain during the revolutionary war and took up arms in the Battle of Bennington. Election Sermon (1808)   Manasseh Cutler (1742-1823) Manasseh Cutler served as military chaplain for multiple American units during the Revolutionary War. A Fasting Sermon [...]

Congressional Records on Chaplains

By | October 11th, 2017|Categories: Chaplains, Library|

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 [...]

William Williams and Oliver Wolcott Treasury Note

By | December 31st, 2016|Categories: Chaplains|

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 [...]

Letter by James Buchanan

By | December 31st, 2016|Categories: Chaplains|

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 [...]

American Revolution – William Williams Letter

By | December 31st, 2016|Categories: Chaplains|

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 [...]

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