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President Truman 1946 Letter

By | May 3rd, 2017|Categories: Historical Document|

Germany surrendered to the Allied powers on May 7, 1945 thus ending major conflicts in  Europe.  As a result, the country was divided between four nations -- England, France, the Soviet Union, and the US. A concerted effort was made by the Allied nations to institute democratic policies in Germany, as [...]

Pony Express Artifacts

By | May 2nd, 2017|Categories: Historical Document|

The Pony Express lasted only nineteen months during 1860/ 1861. During that time about 200 riders covered over 600,000 miles carrying the mail from Missouri to points West (such as California). Below, see some artifacts from the WallBuilders library relating to the Pony Express, and you can also see a Pony [...]

Franklin’s Appeal for Prayer at the Constitutional Convention

By | February 24th, 2017|Categories: Historical Document, Library|

Although authorized by the Congress of the Confederation, the Constitutional Convention of 1787 was nevertheless cloaked with secrecy and confidentiality. The official papers of the Convention sat in the Department of State, untouched, until 1818. Yet in retrospect, the gathering reveals both the men and the issues they faced during the [...]

The Constitution of the United States of America

By | December 20th, 2016|Categories: Historical Document|

  The Constitution of the United States of AmericaPREAMBLE We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect Union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain [...]

Lew Wallace

By | December 20th, 2016|Categories: Historical Document|

Here is a handwritten document by Gen. Lewis Wallace, Union General in the Civil War, Governor of New Mexico and U.S. minister to the Ottoman Empire. It consists of a portion of his novel, Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ.      The people arose, and leaped upon the benches, and [...]

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By | December 20th, 2016|Categories: Historical Document|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 [...]

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