Hello John Adams,
I was requested to send you a letter as I heard they were going to make a pamphlet informing others about all the heroes that helped us become a free country. I am flattered that you have asked me of this great task and I am happy to help. I believe that if you were a patriot then you greatly helped us become a free country, but this sounds like a great idea. If you have any concerns please contact me.
First of all I am Sybil Ludington daughter of Henry Ludington. At about nine o’clock at night on the twenty sixth of April in seventeen seventy seven I rode through several towns alerting everyone about the British attack, telling them to get ready. With my prized stick I knocked on doors and even defended myself from a highwayman. I rode through Carmel then onto Mahopac, then to Kent Cliffs, from there to Farmers Mills and back home. I rode to warn the Patriot militia, and the farmers that the British attack is coming. At the time I was only sixteen. There were many dangers and close calls, I hid behind trees and waited until the marching British soldiers passed. It was scary yet exciting and an amazing ride for sure. If I had to pick some things that are important to me it would probably be the stick that I became well known with, and my horse Star. Also maybe the lovely American Flag that we Americans proudly represent. At sixteen my mother expected me to be responsible and to act lady-like but; I wanted to be in the militia because I was tired of being ruled by Great Britain. Just like everyone else, I wanted to be free and independent.
I hope I gave you enough information. Thank you again John Adams and anyone else who is behind this.
Sybil Ludington wanted to be in the militia, but her mom wanted her to be lady-like, so when a tired messenger comes to their house asking if anyone of them could continue on for him Sybil begged her parents, and her dad let her go then she rode forty miles warning everyone about the British attack.
The Loyalists wanted the thirteen colonies to remain in British clutches, but the patriots won the war, so most of the loyalists move back to Britain then live there the rest of their lives.