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The Cost of Freedom

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When the fiftieth anniversary of our country’s birthday drew near, two great Americans closely connected with the Declaration of Independence and the establishment of our freedom – Thomas Jefferson and John Adams, were asked to participate and share a few words at celebrations taking place in New England and Virginia.  John Adam’s agreed only to a short toast in his home town of Quincy Massachusetts, which was “I will give you independence forever.” On July 4, 1826, Adam’s health was failing, and Jefferson was bedridden at his home in Monticello.  While on......

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