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Voyage of Mercy: “The Distress is Universal”

by Stephen Puleo Ireland, 1846. Father Theobald Mathew implores assistant secretary at the British Treasury, Charles Trevelyan, to provide aid to Ireland as the potato blight ruins crops across the country. Read on for an excerpt from Voyage of Mercy.

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America’s Remarkable First Humanitarian Mission: Widespread Aid to Ireland During the Great Famine

By Stephen Puleo Stephen Puleo, author of Voyage of Mercy, discusses the remarkable story of the mission that inspired a nation to donate massive relief to Ireland during the potato famine and began America’s tradition of providing humanitarian aid around

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Posted in U. S. History

FDR Secures the Declaration of Independence, May 13, 1942

Declarations of Independence

by Stephen Puleo May 13, 1942, Securing the Declaration of Independence at the U.S. Bullion Depository, Fort Knox, 3:30 p.m Under the watchful eyes of Verner Clapp and two restoration experts from Harvard, guards carried the case containing the Declaration

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Posted in Military History

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