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No Justice (0:11)
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Marching Militia (0:19)
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Spreading Cancer (0:09)
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Roar of the Cannon (0:14)
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The Final Battle (0:17)
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John describes the First Continental Congress to his mother's cousin, Moses Gill. A week later, colonial militias and Redcoats will clash at Bunker Hill.

Spreading Cancer (0:09)
June 10, 1775

I am as fond of reconciliation as any man. But the cancer is too far spread to be cured by any thing short of cutting it out entirely.

John & Abigail Adams American Experience PBS