Mary Lindley Murray – September 15, 1776

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

It’s September 15, 1776. I’m in New York City with Mary Lindley “Rebecca” Murray, the wife of wealthy Tory merchant Robert Murray.

JG: “Mrs. Murray, last week General Washington was your guest. How is it on the following day you receive the British Generals Howe, Cornwallis, and Clinton?

RM: “Mr. Gillespie, I had a plan. I know General Washington needed precious time, so I sent the British generals the finest meal, the finest wine, and it flattered and flirted the silly Redcoats into singing and dancing for hours, just long enough for General Washington and his Continentals to slip away.”

Read more about Mary Lindley Murray’s trickery.

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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