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Lemuel Haynes Signed Common-Place Book

By |August 13th, 2018|Categories: Featured, Historical Document, Library|

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 [...]

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George Washington 1785 Letter

By |July 23rd, 2018|Categories: Historical Document|

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 [...]

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Abigail Adams’ Letter

By |March 16th, 2018|Categories: Historical Document, Library|

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 [...]

Abraham Lincoln Portrait & Emancipation Proclamation

By |March 12th, 2018|Categories: Historical Document, Library|

The following print of the Emancipation Proclamation is done as a calligraphic portrait of Abraham Lincoln. The words of the Emancipation Proclamation are done in such a way that they form the face of Lincoln. The Emancipation Proclamation was issued on January 1, 1863. * Originally published: December 19, 2016.

Wentworth Cheswell Documents

By |March 2nd, 2018|Categories: Historical Document, Library|

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 [...]

Christmas Prayer from Lunar Orbit

By |December 29th, 2017|Categories: Historical Document, Library|

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 [...]

Civil War Christmas Card

By |December 27th, 2017|Categories: Historical Document|

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 [...]

Official White House Christmas Ornaments

By |December 23rd, 2017|Categories: Historical Document, Library|

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

Pearl Harbor – Orders of the Day for the USS California

By |December 7th, 2017|Categories: Historical Document, Library|

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 [...]

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