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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 [...]

American Revolution – Letter by Rev. Thomas Allen

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

The Rev. Thomas Allen (1743-1810) was a minister at Pittsfield, Massachusetts and a soldier during the American Revolution. He fought in the Battle of Bennington and also served as chaplain in other battles. This letter from 1793 concerns what is called "Brown's Bible" - an edition of the Bible printed in [...]

Civil War – Webster’s Regiment

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

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. [...]

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