Benjamin Franklin enlists the help of young people to record the happenings leading up to and during the Revolution for his newspaper the Pennsylvania Gazette. First, there is a James Hiller, a patriot who tends to act before he thinks and is, at times, too quick a judge in his search for American heroes. Next is Henri, a French orphan who's only quest is for food. Lastly, a young woman named Sarah Phillips joins the team; the daughter of an ex-English general with strong views opposing slavery. Together, they travel the colonies witnessing the sacrifices made for freedom. Written by
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From August through September, the characters are in two places at the exact same time. James and Henri are present to witness LaFayette's courage at Brandywine on 11 September 1777, yet are also with General Gates' American army at Saratoga (and James is a prisoner of the British during that Saratoga episode at the same time he's able to witness Brandywine). See more
Sir, I will tell you what I've told others just like you a hundred times: Congress gave me no power to hire officers.
But I *am* of merit!
Sir, you knowing that you are of merit is a good and pleasing thing, but it does not mean it is known to everybody.
You insult me! I am of exceptional merit! Hmph!
Heaven forbid he has the price of passage. If Congress continues promoting these fools into officers, we will surely lose the war.
Through My Own Eyes
Performed by Aaron Carter
and Kayla Hinkle See more