Elizabeth Wells Adams – June 28, 1775

Experience the American dream with today’s Patriots of the Past interview. I’m your host, John Gillespie.

It’s June 28, 1775. I’m in Boston, Massachusetts, with Elizabeth Adams, the wife of Samuel Adams.

JG: “Mrs. Adams, your good friend, Joseph Warren, has been killed at the Battle of Bunker Hill and there’s a warrant out for the death of your husband.”

EA: “Mr. Gillespie, I’m very concerned for my husband and my country’s well being. The British are showing no mercy and are determined to crush our war for freedom, but we will trust that the Hand of Heaven will guide our path to victory.”

Victory was achieved as this republic under God still shines its light around the world.

Read the full text of The Rights of the Colonists, which Samuel Adams composed in 1772 (pages 350-359).

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.

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