John Adams – July 7, 1826

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

It’s July 7, 1826. I’m at a tea party with Caroline Adams, the granddaughter of our second president, John Adams.

JG: “Caroline, what words of wisdom did your grandfather leave you?”

CA: “Mr. Gillespie, he told me the longer I live, the more I read, the more I think, the less I seem to know, but to do justly and to love mercy and walk humbly with the Lord. That is enough.”

John Adams humble advice to his granddaughter is as wise today as it was 200 years ago.

Read more about John Adams’ correspondence with his granddaughter, Caroline Adams.

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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