By Jayne E. Triber
Portraying the guy in the back of the parable, "A actual Republican" is going past the well-known "ride" to discover Paul Revere's greater position within the American Revolution, the evolution of his political proposal, and his transformation from progressive artisan to entrepreneur within the early republic. "The top complete biography we've got of Revere".--Gordon S. wooden, writer of "The Radicalism of the yankee Revolution". thirteen illustrations.
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Dr. Mayhew based his discourse on Romans 13: "For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God. " When magistrates ''act contrary to their office" and "rob and ruin the public ... " Dr. "39 Paul Revere Sr. may have thought that Dr. Mayhew's notions about submission to rightful authority were dangerous ideas for a fifteen-year-old boy. They would be no less dangerous when Paul Revere Jr. grew up and thought even more deeply about the rights of colonial Englishmen. Page 21 Chapter Two An Artisan and a Freemason At nineteen, Paul Revere was nearing the end of his apprenticeship and entering manhood when his father died on July 22, 1754.
Freemasonry gratified Revere's desire for status by opening its ranks to all men of merit and character, regardless of their social standing, and by offering him opportunities to exercise leadership as a Masonic officer, leadership that was not readily available to a master artisan in his society. Yet, Freemasonry was also a very hierarchical organization in its structure and principles. 12 Although Paul Revere is best known to the general public for his "Midnight Ride," I am far more interested in his life after April 19, 1775.
His elegant lady made her appearance in an imported brocade, damask, or velvet gown with whalebone stays and hoop skirts, brightly colored shoes, and elaborate coiffure piled atop a frame erected on her head. In contrast, an artisan and his wife wore clothing more for practicality than appearance. While he helped his father make silver knee buckles for wealthy customers, Paul wore a rough linen shirt, leather apron, and leather knee breeches. His mother and his sisters wore linen or wool Page 11 dresses, petticoats, and an undergarment called a shift.
A true Republican: the life of Paul Revere by Jayne E. Triber