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  • Postmaster General Franklin

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    S 1 : Ep 10 - 9/13/02

    When the Philadelphia patriots find out that some of their mail isn't being delivered to the right people by the British-controlled postal service, James and Sarah volunteer to carry important letters to New York. Ben Franklin becomes the colonies' Postmaster General on July 26, 1775.moreless
  • Bunker Hill

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    S 1 : Ep 9 - 9/12/02

    James witnesses the Battle of Bunker Hill from the American side, while Sarah interviews one of the British officers, and Henri acts as a messenger.
  • The Second Continental Congress

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    S 1 : Ep 8 - 9/11/02

    Desperate for information on what Congress is doing behind the closed doors of the statehouse, James unknowingly befriends a British spy. Sarah and Moses meet George Washington and together use "Yankee ingenuity" to fix Washington's carriage after it breaks.moreless
  • The Green Mountain Boys

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    S 1 : Ep 7 - 9/10/02

    James heads to the Grants to cover the story of the settlers' struggle; Sarah goes hoping to find a place in the Green Mountains for her family to settle, and Henri wants to find maple syrup. Sarah and James witness the capture of the fort and Sarah befriends Benedict Arnold, whom she instantly respects.moreless
  • The Shot Heard Round the World

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    S 1 : Ep 6 - 9/9/02

    James, reporting on the Minutemen, and Sarah, falling in with the British forces, report from both sides on the "shot heard ‘round the world" at Lexington. They each leave the scene fearful of what the future will bring though James is caught up with the romanticism of fighting for liberty.moreless
  • The Midnight Ride

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    S 1 : Ep 5 - 9/6/02

    Sarah and James travel to Boston to deliver a message to Patriot leader Dr. Joseph Warren and end up riding with the famous messengers so that they can write about it for the paper.moreless
  • Liberty or Death!

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    S 1 : Ep 4 - 9/5/02

    James, Sarah, Henri and Moses travel to Virginia, where they witness Patrick Henry's speech. Moses is shocked to find his brother Cato on the slave auction block and risks his own freedom to rescue him. Cato sees hope for himself in Dunmore's Proclamation and in the end leaves his brother to seek his own path to freedom.moreless
  • United We Stand

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    S 1 : Ep 3 - 9/4/02

    Moses lets James report on Congress and after a British sailor is "tarred and feathered," James learns about the ugliness of mob rule, when emotions get in the way of compassion. Sarah and Henri meet Abigail Adams and travel with her to bring supplies and pamphlets to the occupied city of Boston. Sarah immediately finds in Abigail a strong female role model to look up to.moreless
  • The Intolerable Acts

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    S 1 : Ep 2 - 9/3/02

    Moses, James, Sarah and Henri hide at poet Phillis Wheatley's house in Boston, where some of His Majesty's soldiers are being quartered. Hearing Phillis Wheatley's story, Sarah is confronted with the horror of slavery for the first time. Later, though Sarah does not agree with her new friends' thoughts about Mother England, she helps them in a time of trouble.moreless
  • The Boston Tea Party

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    S 1 : Ep 1 - 9/2/02

    At the direction of Benjamin Franklin, Moses, James and Henri travel to Boston in search of Sarah, who has arrived from England on a tea-laden ship. When they get to the Harbor, they happen upon the disguised colonists and discover they are raiding the very ship Sarah is on.moreless
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