Experience the American dream with today’s Patriots of the Past interview. I’m your host, John Gillespie.
It’s June 30, 1768. I’m with British loyalist and writer Anne Holton. Her brother is a tax collector for the king.
JG: “Miss Holton, what can you tell me about your brother’s experience?”
AH: “Mr. Gillespie, in Boston, the Sons of Liberty attack the tax collectors and sing songs of freedom. They say they will defend their liberties and property by strength of arms and the help of God. They warn people to rebel and that a war may result from this taxation.”
The Sons of Liberty spearheaded the American Revolution.
Read the full text of the letter, concerning the Stamp Act, which was written by the Sons of Liberty to John Adams.
John and Jan Gillespie are the founders of the Rawhide Boys’ Ranch; they have fostered 351 teenagers and wrote the book Our 351 Sons; they have also assisted numerous churches in developing youth programs and expanding their total church ministries. After running for U.S. Senate, John founded 1776 American Dream, which exists to demonstrate the vision of our founding fathers and help our generation of youth passionately embrace those values.