Experience the American dream with today’s Patriots of the Past interview. I’m your host, John Gillespie.
It’s May 21, 1775. I’m with Abigail Adams. We are watching several boatloads of British troops sail into Boston Harbor.
JG: “Mrs. Adams, as your husband is away with the Continental Congress and the British are taking over Boston, what are your thoughts?”
AA: “Mr. Gillespie, by God’s grace, we live for today. Many Bostonians need to be fed and protected and I aim to help them.”
Help them she did as she fed and provided shelter for many who appeared at her doorstep. She was a devoted wife and mother, but also devoted to American freedom.
Read the full text of Abigail Adams’ letter to her husband, John Adams, recounting the incident.
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.