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The 104th Psalm by John Quincy Adams

John Quincy Adams, sixth President of the United States was well known for his use of words. The below handwritten poem, dated September 10, 1841 and transcribed from the 104th Psalm, is a wonderful example of not only Adams‘ appreciation for the Word of God, but also of his firm conviction and faith in God. To Miss Mary TalbotfromJohn Quincy…

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Abigail Adams’ Letter

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 had become “fashionable…to ridicule female learning,” [3] Abigail rose…

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D-Day Prayer

In 1944, President Franklin D. Roosevelt printed copies of his famous D-Day speech to give to give as gifts. Below is a picture of that 1944 Christmas gift and the transcription of the prayer Roosevelt prayed on D-Day (June 6, 1944). D-Day Prayer by President Franklin D. Roosevelt from the white House – June 6, 1944 Last night, when I…

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Civil War Baptism Competition

William Cogswell The author of this letter, John Munroe, enlisted as a private in the 2nd Massachusetts Infantry at the age of 19 on May 22, 1861, and served until mustered out on July 1, 1864. During the war he acted as the musician for K Company. [i] Aside from this, not much is known of Private Munroe. The letter’s…

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