John Adams – September 7, 1774

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

It’s September 7, 1774. The First Continental Congress has just received news that the world’s most powerful military, England, has seized Boston. I’m standing with a very concerned John Adams.

JG: “Mr. Adams, what is the mood of the delegates?”

JA: “John, we all know war and death are imminent. Many members were in tears. The reality is we will all soon sacrifice much. We were just led in a powerful prayer from the 35th Psalm.”

Read the full text of John Adams’ journal entry on September 7, 1774, as well as the letter to his wife, Abigail Adams, after hearing the catastrophic news from Boston.

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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