Hannah Arnett – December 1, 1776

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

It’s December 1, 1776. The Yankees have just lost New York City and it looks bleak for the American cause for liberty. I’m in Hannah Arnett’s house. Her husband and a number of patriots are considering signing a Declaration of Allegiance to England.

HA: “Have you gentlemen made your decision yet? Have you chosen the part of men or traders? We are poor, weak, and few, but we counted the cost and we’re willing to pay the price. You call yourselves men? Oh, shame on you, cowards!”

Hannah Arnett’s bold words encouraged the wavering patriots to remain steadfast for freedom.

Read the full text of the article concerning the incident “Brief History of a Noble American Woman,” which was published in 1949.

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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