Nabby Adams – July 15, 1775

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

It’s July 15, 1775. I’m in Philadelphia at a meeting of the Continental Congress with Nabby Adams, the 10-year-old daughter of John and Abigail Adams.

JG: “Miss Adams, who is your favorite delegate to Congress?”

NA: “Besides my papa and my cousin Samuel. General Washington looks so majestic. He’s so tall, walks like a king, says but a few words, and he looks so handsome in his blue uniform.”

General Washington’s demeanor not only impressed young Nabby, he impressed Americans throughout the colonies, and his outward appearance matched his inward integrity.

Read more about John Adams and his daughter, Nabby.

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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