THE JOURNAL OF WILLIAM THOMAS EMERSON : A REVOLUTIONARY WAR PATRIOT,
BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, 1774. (My name is America series)
New York : Scholastic, 1998.
William is a 12 year old boy living in Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1774.
His parents had died and he had been bound out to work for a family outside
Boston. When he couldn't stand it any longer, he ran away and headed to
Boston where he hoped to find work. Along the way, Will was fortunate to
meet Mr. Wilson who was returning to Boston. Mr. Wilson boarded at a tavern
and knew that the owner needed help around the place now that her husband
had left. Will was quite happy to work at the tavern in exchange for room
and board. Mr. Wilson would often ask Will to run errands for him and it
was during one of these errands that Will met young Henry who would become
his fast friend. Living in Boston at this time was not a quiet existence.
The residents were becoming more and more resistent to English rule and
the British soldiers treated them terribly. It was only a matter of time
before war broke out. Find out how William Thomas Emerson became involved
in the war and became a true patriot. Read THE JOURNAL OF WILLIAM THOMAS
EMERSON by Barry Deneberg.
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