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Bible Society Reports

By | December 20th, 2016|Categories: Historical Document|

The Philadelphia Bible Society, America's first Bible society, was officially organized on December 12, 1808. By 1816, 121 more Bible societies had been started across the nation. Below, from the WallBuilders library, is a group of reports from various 19th century Bible societies. At WallBuilders, we also have an original Bible [...]

Black Revolutionary War Soldiers Pay

By | December 20th, 2016|Categories: Historical Document|

See the below pay receipt documents from the WallBuilders library. These documents, from 1778, 1780, and 1782, are for three black soldiers who fought during the Revolutionary War. 1778 Pay Receipt for Pomp Kearns, a member of the Rehobath militia. 1780 Pay Receipt for Croft Conomy, a member of the "Connecticut [...]

WWII Japanese Leaflets

By | December 20th, 2016|Categories: Historical Document|

During World War II, American bombers dropped millions of leaflets over Japan to warn citizens of events such as upcoming bombings and surrender terms. Below is a collection of Japanese language leaflets from the WallBuilders library (translations from declassified military sources have been provided when found). Translation of text on the [...]

Harvard College Charter

By | December 20th, 2016|Categories: Historical Document|

Harvard University was founded in 1636 and was incorporated in May 1650. Many signers of the Declaration of Independence graduated from Harvard, including: John Adams, Samuel Adams, John Hancock, and others. As did several national leaders, such as Joseph Story and John Quincy Adams. Below is a 1650 incorporation charter for [...]

The Death of General Braddock

By | December 20th, 2016|Categories: Historical Document|

Edward Braddock, the commander of the British forces who was killed in the Battle of Monongahela was hastily buried as the British retreated before the French and Indian army. George Washington, having been General Braddock's Aid-De-Camp, filled in for the wounded chaplain and read the funeral prayers over General Braddock's body. [...]

Washington Reading Prayers in His Camp

By | December 20th, 2016|Categories: Historical Document|

The title of this picture is "Washington Reading Prayers in His Camp." Even though the picture below may not be of a specific instance, there is documentation (located below the picture) to show that George Washington encouraged prayer amongst the troops and friendly Indian tribes.     William Fairfax, Washington’s paternal [...]

Manumission – Quaker – 1774

By | December 20th, 2016|Categories: Historical Document|

Chester County of 23 of  Juno 1774 Respected friend, William Nelson altho unknown these few lines comes to inform thee in the first place who I am that is now writing to thee, about twenty years ago I consigned a negro girl named Mary to Anthony Lawrence in Charlestown and by [...]

Battle of Trenton

By | December 20th, 2016|Categories: Historical Document|

Below is a picture depicting George Washington in the Battle of Trenton. It was during this battle that George Washington's horse was wounded. This battle marked a significant victory for the American Army as they carried that momentum into another victory a few days later at the Battle of Princeton. An [...]

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