Deborah Read Franklin – July 8, 1776

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

It’s July 8, 1776. I’m in Philadelphia with Deborah Franklin, the wife of Benjamin Franklin.

JG: “As they read the Declaration of Independence in the streets of Philadelphia, are you proud of your husband’s input in helping you write it?”

DBF: “Oh, yes, John. I’m very proud of my Mr. Franklin. We are both dedicated to securing our liberty from the king’s tyrannical control of our inalienable rights.”

Deborah Franklin and her husband dedicated their lives to liberty for America.

Read more about Deborah Read Franklin and her contribution to the cause of American liberty.

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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