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Abigail Adams’ Letter

By |March 29th, 2019|Categories: Featured, Historical Document, Library|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 [...]

Defending Thomas Jefferson – John Birch Society v. Jefferson

By |March 1st, 2019|Categories: Historical Document, Historical Writings, Issues and Articles|

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 [...]

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George Bush on Prayer

By |February 1st, 2019|Categories: Historical Document, Library|

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 [...]

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Christmas Prayer from Lunar Orbit

By |December 24th, 2018|Categories: Historical Document, Library|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 [...]

1789 Inauguration Eyewitness

By |November 18th, 2018|Categories: Historical Document, Library|

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 [...]

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First Federal Budget: 1789

By |November 12th, 2018|Categories: Historical Document, Library, Uncategorized|

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 [...]

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

By |September 4th, 2018|Categories: Historical Document|

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 [...]

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Lemuel Haynes Signed Common-Place Book

By |August 14th, 2018|Categories: 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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