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Thursday, July 19, 2012

The Most Famous Founding Father From Massachusetts

Dr. Joseph Warren is a name most will not recognize, but to the colonists in the revolution, his name soared above the heavens. Warren was definitely the greatest of the Boston Patriot soldiers, younger than Samuel Adams, however, close friends, who worshipped together at the same church--the orthodox Brattle Street Church--under Rev. Samuel Cooper. Warren is not forgotten for his glorious sacrifice at Bunker Hill in 1775:

Both in civil and military affairs, the most prominent man in New England.

Life of Warren, by Alexander H. Everett, 107.

Major General Joseph Warren

Warren's portrait exudes strength. His life an example of virtue, honor, and faith:

[O]f our truly amiable and worthy friend, Dr. Warren, is greatly afflicting. The language of friendship is, how shall we resign him! But it is our duty to submit to the dispensations of Heaven, 'whose ways are ever gracious, ever just.' He fell in the glorious struggle for public liberty.

--Samuel Adams to his wife, June 27, 1775. S. A. Wells's MS.

Regarding Adams and Warren:

These great men went in perfect harmony together. They shared the same beliefs and purposes, the same hopes and resolves, the same enemies and friends, in common to the end.--Life of Joseph Warren. Richard Frothingham, Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1865.

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