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Bumpus, Troy A. (fl. 1989) to Atlee Kohl

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05508.278 Author/Creator: Bumpus, Troy A. (fl. 1989) Place Written: Newburgh, Indiana Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 30 November 1989 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Response to Kohl's solicitation letter in which Bumpus describes his beliefs in two judgments (the white throne of judgment and the judgment of Jesus Christ) and the anti-Christ. He also describes his father's survival after a heart transplant and the remission of his own case of Chron's disease as miracles. Also contains a short biography on a copy of Missionaries of Charity letterhead and asks that the donation go to Mother Theresa. Bumpus was said to be the youngest politician ever in the United States.


Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Keywords/Subjects: Religion, Health and Medical, Charity and Philanthropy, Politics, Christianity

Sub Era: Facing a New Millennium