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  • George Washington Letter Found in Scrapbook

    04/27/2007 3:43:43 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 84 replies · 2,668+ views
    NY Times ^ | April 27, 2007 | KAREEM FAHIM
    Aaron Houston for The New York Times The 1787 letter from George Washington, beneath his image in a scrapbook begun in 1826. Aaron Houston for The New York TimesBill Schroh, director of operations at the Liberty Hall Museum, looking at the Washington letter. UNION, N.J., April 26 — The letter from George Washington is pasted between poetry and party invitations, stuffed into a dusty scrapbook amid jokes and cutouts of handsome men, and all the highlights of a lucky little girl’s life. It was written in May 1787 and addressed to Jacob Morris, grandfather of Julia Kean, the precocious...
  • Wilberforce didn’t quit: Neither should those who fight to save unborn babies

    08/06/2015 1:53:06 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    Blogging Theologically ^ | 08/06/2015 | BY AARON ARMSTRONG
    Forty-six years.That’s how long William Wilberforce labored to see the end of slavery in the British Empire. His work began in earnest in 1787 when he first came into contact with abolitionists such as Thomas Clarkson, Hannah More and Charles Middleton. These activists found a kindred spirit in Wilberforce, whose conversion to the Christian faith had given birth to an abiding concern for social reform—so much so, in fact, that he wrote in his diary, “God Almighty has set before me two great objects, the suppression of the slave trade and the reformation of manners.”The dark and dehumanizing practice of slavery weighed heavy on him. He first...
  • Brennan's Spooky Swearing-In

    03/27/2013 5:41:38 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 27, 2013 | Ken Blackwell
    Editor's Note: This column was coauthored by Bob Morrison. President Obama's choice to be Director of Central Intelligence (DCI) was approved by the Senate on a vote of 63-34, with thirteen Republicans voting to confirm him. Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) created quite a stir with his 13-hour filibuster against the Brennan nomination. Not until he received written assurances from Attorney General Eric Holder that U.S. citizens would not be targeted for killing by drones on U.S. soil would the doughty Kentuckian stand down. Good for him. John Brennan then proceeded to take the Oath of Office, as administered by Vice...
  • Republicans, Let us Honor Abraham Lincoln Today

    09/15/2003 6:37:23 AM PDT · by republicanwizard · 155 replies · 876+ views
    National Park Service ^ | 9/15/2003 | RepublianWizard
    Third Debate with Stephen A. Douglas at Jonesboro, Illinois September 15, 1858 MR. DOUGLAS' SPEECH. LADIES AND GENTLEMEN: I appear before you today in pursuance of a previous notice, and have made arrangements with Mr. Lincoln to divide time, and discuss with him the leading political topics that now agitate the country. Prior to 1854 this country was divided into two great political parties known as Whig and Democratic. These parties differed from each other on certain questions which were then deemed to be important to the best interests of the Republic. Whig and Democrats differed about a bank, the...
  • Happy Birthday Constitution Day!

    09/16/2002 8:24:37 PM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 59 replies · 1,494+ views
    Happy Birthday, Constitution Day!Today is Tuesday, Sept. 17, the 260th day of 2002. There are 105 days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History: On Sept. 17, 1787, the Constitution of the United States was completed and signed by a majority of delegates attending the constitutional convention in Philadelphia. In 1920, the American Professional Football Association - a precursor of the National Football League - was formed in Canton, Ohio. Today's Birthdays (other than ConstitutionDay's): Actor David Huddleston is 72. Actress Anne Bancroft is 71. Actress Dorothy Loudon is 69. Sen. Charles E. Grassley, R-Iowa, is 69. Actor Paul Benedict...