If it had not been for him, then the Concord militia may have never been alarmed of the secretly British movements throughout the countryside. His co-patriots, Paul Revere and William Dawes were either disabled or detained.
Having met with Samuel Adams and John Hancock at the Hancock-Clarke parsonage where they shared the news of the British movements, it was determined to spread the news and not to resist the British there. It was when they set out that they ran into Sam. It was not long until he was informed as to what was going on and agreed to assist them in alarming the countryside. After this discussion a British sentry unit spotted the three rider and came after them. Paul Revere was captured, but Dawes and Prescott escaped. During the escape Dawes lost his horse and thus ended his ride.
There were other riders who were already alarmed and were spreading the news, but Concord had not been alarmed. It would be up to Prescott and only him to alarm the British target.
The rest became history, and although we don’t know what happened to Sam during the war, he surely perished. Some say that he was captured and died on one of those British dungeon ships. Samuel Prescott, the twenty-four year old Patriot, had changed the course of history.
Someone recently asked me where the guerrillas of the mountains, women of the warring web, and men of high-speed are these days. I cannot say. I can only tell you that they are not anything like Dr. Sam Prescott. I cannot say where they are, but I can tell you where they will not be found.
You will not find them in Nevada. No, they will not be there. They can neither make money, nor expect to be acknowledged in a ‘god-like’ manner by hordes of adoring minion fans. Not in an atmosphere where there are nothing but real Patriots. Those who tread the ground, bore the expenses, and broke bread together.
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