“Listen, for I will speak noble things, and the opening of my lips will reveal right things; for my mouth will utter truth.” —Proverbs 8:7,8a
“Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death!”
March 23, 1775
red-headed eleven-year-old boy sat in the front row of the church, next to his mother. His father had come to America from Aberdeenshire, Scotland, sixteen years before the boy was born and was likely at worship in another assembly in the county, pastored by his brother. The family argument concerning where the boy would attend worship was apparently won by his mother. The success of the creation of the United States would, arguably, have been much more difficult, if not improbable, without that small victory by Mrs. John Henry of Hanover County, Virginia in 1747.