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the clear bird on desire your freedom



rate for patriotic boy sits near red



white blue never give up you represent



here are some exciting seeds for today's



episode of Liberty's kids it's time for



us to band together it's time for us to



become patriots and patriots



I can hardly believe it's been a



fortnight since I paid you all farewell



I miss you terribly yet my heart is also



filled with delicious anticipation of



the new life which awaits father and me



in the colonies I look forward to



settling and dr. Franklin's home in



Philadelphia and long to see father



again when he returns from the



wilderness



I'm proud to have a brave Explorer as my



father



I wear his locket always we'll all be



reunited on the wonderful land he is



sure to discover I shall be true to my



world and right every day your loving



daughter Sara



Moses Moses hurry



not again James freed so Moses help me



this is my last clean shirt much obliged



dr. Franklin has warned you about



standing too close to the press while



I'm working on it



look at yourself fantastic when someone



wants to know what's on my shirt I can



sell them a newspaper



we're paid to print the paper not wear



it I don't just print the paper I'm a



journalist



you're an apprentice journalist true but



someday I'm gonna get the big story then



dr. Franklin will make me a full-fledged



journalist it's from dr. Franklin in



London



give me that on read it's addressed to



Moses you look like James and you look



like someone who's desert I'm gonna eat



10 lads drop everything Sarah Phillips



isn't coming to Philadelphia good I



never understood why she had to stay



here anyway



fetch your coats we're going to meet her



at the ship I thought you just said she



isn't coming to Philadelphia she's not



dr. Franklin says miss Phillips couldn't



make passage on the Dover



she's aboard the Dartmouth and the



Dartmouth is heading for Boston Boston



that's in Massachusetts Bay Colony and



there's been trouble up there lately



we have to hurry she's all alone come on



I hope I'm not putting you out of your



way dr. Franklin not at all



lady Phillips I have an appointment just



down the street besides life's a



wilderness without friends last night I



had a terrible dream my Sarah was in



danger danger in Philadelphia let me put



your mind at ease it's a fine City the



second-largest in the Empire she'll feel



very much at home lady Phillips that is



a relief I worry about her been with



major Phillips off scouting new lands in



the Ohio territory Sarah will be all



alone but she won't be alone



she'll be in fine company with my



associates Moses James and Andre Sarah



couldn't be safer if she were still



cradled in your own arms



gentlemen of Boston the hour has arrived



you know me as Sam Adams neighbor and



friend hear me now



Parliament continues to treat us with



ill-will



first the Sugar Act raised our taxes did



we have a say the answer is named then



the horrid Stamp Act nearly drove us to



ruin and who can forget our brothers who



lost their lives in the Boston Massacre



governor Hutchinson insists on



collecting Parliament's T tax this is



Boston it's smaller than I thought my



joints are aching from these rotten



roads the axle is bent



it'll have to be repaired before we head



back the ride home will be smoother good



otherwise I'd rather walk home how are



we going to find Miss Phillips you don't



even know what she looks like



she sailed on the darkness that's a good



place to start



let's burn it



it's time for us to band together as



Sons of Liberty it's time for us to



become Patriots



hey she's gorgeous



walk Indians



Oh ha with yellow hair there's a story



here



let's see where they lead us



they're headed for the Dartmouth we've



got to find miss Phillips fast



you get miss Phillips I'm going to get



this story just the tea men remember



we're not to damage anything else we're



just after the teeth



but why are you destroying the tea we're



protesting unfair taxation Parliament



raised the tea tax over our objections



maybe next time they'll listen



do you know what that means



nope by old the other saying it's we've



stumbled into the story of a lifetime



I'm going below deck to see what's



happening stay out of trouble



what hit me



you'll never take me alive



take you where wherever Indians take



people I'm not no Indian none of us are



you're not an Indian who taught you



grammar



who taught you to act people in the head



my apologies I thought you were here to



kidnap me kidnap I'm a journalist for



the Pennsylvania Gazette



now what do you have to say about the



tax protest is that what this is about



disgraceful the tea is private property



this is so uncivilized



if you are any kind of Englishmen you



drop that pencil and put a stop to it so



you think it's okay to impose taxes on



the colonies even though the colonies



don't have a vote for Parliament



I think loyal subjects of the king



should obey the laws of their country



and you can quote me on that



mister what is your name



Hillier James Hillier and who would I be



quoting whom may I be quoting if you're



going to write for a newspaper you



really should treat words with more care



just tell me your name will you have



work to do



Phillips miss Sarah Phillips of London



England



sar aah eh ah Sarah Phillips you're



Sarah Phillips



I can't believe you're sure Phillips I



am and I'll thank you to stop shouting



mr. Hiller I've had a very rude welcome



to America and you're not making things



any better we've been looking for you



have you and why is that Benjamin



Franklin sent us dr. Franklin's said to



you now who's yelling redcoats



Andriy we have to get out of here where



is James look it is not a mistake James



come on the Redcoats are on their way



come on unhand me Oh miss Phillips I



presume thank goodness we found if we're



caught by those soldiers who will be



thrown in jail which in my opinion is



exactly where traitors belong sorry miss



Phillips but I can't print my story from



jail



let me go I'd love to but dr. Franklin



told us to take care of you James look



out



I'll get you for this



whew Brett scallions men stop them



immediately I want them now



is everyone okay that was fun what a



story this is headline news know your



voices we're not out of the woods yet



are you crazy



do you want the British to catch us I am



British



we're all British right now



those soldiers think we're criminals



criminals what did we do wrong we were



in the wrong place at the wrong time



the wagons over there let's go



down the Redcoats will recognize you



three but I'll just be another basement



servant even if you don't like the laws



you can't just ignore them that will



lead to chaos what if the law is unjust



Parliament would never pass an unjust



law what they have I interviewed the men



tonight the colonies must pay taxes to



the king but we have no voice in



Parliament does that sound fair to you I



don't know what to think



I only know Ben Franklin would hardly



approve of what went on tonight then you



don't know Ben Franklin quick get down



the constable be still or it's jail for



us all



oh good evening constable by night fine



night for troublemakers state your



business



I'm just bringing some freshly quartered



hogs to the Wheatley residence hogs say



you at this time of night I think I'll



have myself a look I wouldn't if I were



you



these are some big ugly hogs nasty to



look at and do they ever smell you're



right they do stink the Wheatley home is



right around the corner hurry along now



the Redcoats have Boston under curfew



nobody's allowed on the streets after



dark won't happen again



much obliged sir



this is the place come on Moses how do



you know the Wheatley's you've never



been to Boston



I don't know the Wheatley's but all of



my people know phillis wheatley how from



her poetry she's the finest poet in the



land



muse where shall I begin the spacious



field to tell what curses unbelief tough



yield a woman who can write like that



would never turn away someone who needs



help



why are we at the servants door yes miss



Wheatley yes we're in trouble miss



Wheatley and we are hungry



did mr. Adams send you um yes there's a



stable round back the door squeaked so



be careful we can't wake the master



you're a slave when I was 8 years old I



was kidnapped in West Africa and taken



on a slave ship to Boston



the Wheatley's paid for me in the



auction and took me home



mrs. Wheatley helped me learn to read



not just English but also Latin and



Greek please go on



well a few years ago all of the reading



gave me an urge to start writing poetry



and soon thereafter my first book was



published it has got any rather good



response in England though very few



copies have been sold in the colonies



that's not surprising and maybe you



should have put pictures in it



the Wheatley's have helped me greatly



they even sent me to London but I don't



understand



you're still a slave my situation is



very different than most the Wheatley's



and I belong to the Old South Church it



is our hope there through meeting



Africans white people will realise how



wrong slavery is I'd love to read your



book I'm afraid you'll not be reading it



now miss Phillips we'd best get under



cover before someone sees us



go I'll bring some vittles



we'll never make it back to Philadelphia



on this axle it has to be replaced



good I'd like to stick around Boston



this is where the action is me too if



miss Whitley can write half as good as



she cooks she must be another



Shakespeare phillis wheatley be



somebody's property it's outrageous am I



the only one who sees this



those men tonight's throwing tea into



the water all that talk of freedom what



about freedom for miss Wheatley not



everyone in the colonies believes in



slavery Sara talk is easy and freedom is



priceless I know I was born free in West



Africa but when I was not much bigger



than little Audrey here my brother and I



were captured and chained to the decks



of a ship an awful ship the long voyage



to Virginia slavery



that's terrible Moses how did you escape



I escaped by using my head in my hands I



learned smithy a valuable skill the



master loaned me out for odd jobs here



and there and sometimes I was given



silver coins for my work when I earned



enough coins I bought my freedom back he



traveled to Philadelphia there I learned



to read and write and was offered a job



by dr. Franklin man who hates slavery as



much as i but moses how can you support



those rebels in england slavery is dying



here it's thriving



I believe America's struggle is like my



own the colonists consider themselves



enslaved to a master they did not choose



and that's a fight if it comes to



fighting



I will not duck fight you for the



drumstick



Hey oh it's very late we should get some



sleep good night all



father I pray you are safe I pray you a



return from the West



so we can be a family again my lock is



it's gone



dearest mother so much has happened



since I have arrived



I barely know where to start I'm so



confused



these Americans speak of liberty and



freedom for all but denied to those with



skin different from their own I only



hope that everything will be alright



once dr. Franklin arrives and I trust



that all is well with him dear Sarah if



only you knew German Franklin the great



dr. Franklin friend of humanity inventor



of the lightning rod father of



electricity author of Poor Richard's



Almanack deputy Postmaster General of



North America yes he is all these things



but he is something more he is a traitor



I charge dr. Franklin with instigating



the Boston Tea Party the East India



Company lost hundreds of crates of tea



with many thousands of pounds this



lawlessness was encouraged by dr.



Franklin in his speeches and writings



his tribes are enormous and for his time



he must pay the price



we must make an example of Franklin that



the colonists will never forget