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Patriot
    (June 6, 1755-September 22, 1776)
    American martyr
    Taught school
    Hung by the British as an American Spy (1776)
    He had a temper.
    He was not a good candidate to be a spy because of his temper and outspoken honesty.
    When his spy mission ended, he went to the shore, but his signal was observed by the wrong boat and he was captured with incriminating documentation in the soles of his shoes.
    He believed strongly in the American ideal.
    When the British hung him, his alleged final words were 'I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.' (September 22, 1776).
    At a time when women were usually not educated, he held special classes from 5 to 7 AM to teach young ladies.
    He would then teach his male students for the rest of the day.
    Prior to his hanging he requested a bible and it was denied.
    He was given paper and was allowed to write two letters (to his mother and to an American officer).
    Those letters were destroyed because they didn't want it reveal that he had such a strong resolve even in the face of death.
    For 2017, as of last week, Out of 2 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 232 Votes: 56.90% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 15 Votes: 26.67% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 58 Votes: 48.28% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 32 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 60 Votes: 40.0% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 161 Votes: 69.57% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 117 Votes: 62.39% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 79 Votes: 39.24% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 68 Votes: 35.29% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 109 Votes: 44.04% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 188 Votes: 41.49% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 489 Votes: 42.54% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 415 Votes: 41.20% Annoying
    In 2003, Out of 913 Votes: 42.17% Annoying
    In 2002, Out of 1865 Votes: 40.64% Annoying
    In 2001, Out of 6203 Votes: 37.98% Annoying
 
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