April Morning Essay

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Adam Cooper started out as a fifteen-year-old boy, but became a fifteen-year-old man. In the beginning, Adam could not get along with his father, Moses Cooper, and truly believed that his father hated him. Moses was always getting on to Adam for everything he did. In Moses’ eyes his boy could do better than he let on if he would only apply himself a little bit more. “There was nothing that a Cooper man couldn’t do.”
Moses was a large man who could argue his way out of anything, his reputation for argumentation was known throughout the entire area. He held very strongly to his views and would not budge for anything, except perhaps his mother Goody Cooper. Because of Moses’ gift of gab he was a member of the Lexington Committee. On the
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Adam didn’t believe in dreams and tried to console him. While standing at the window Levi heard hoof beats. After a moment there was a man on horseback yelling something that they could not hear. All the committeemen met and discovered that the British army was on their way. The Committee made a muster list for all the men to sign that was a part of their militia. When Adam decided that he would sign his father seen him and almost wouldn’t let him. After the signing Adam went back to the house and, against his mothers wishes, Adam and his father Moses got there guns and provisions and left for the common. On the way out to the common Moses put his arm around Adam and showed true emotion towards him. Adam was truly touched and as the night progressed kept feeling more and more like a man.

The Committee had suspected that when the British made there way to Lexington that they would talk to the redcoats and work things out. The Committee elected the Reverend as their spokesman because he was the only unarmed man. When the British arrived at Lexington they just began firing and Moses was shot twice in the chest. Adam seen the death and ran. Everyone ran. Adam hid from the redcoats in a smokehouse until his brother found him there. Adam told Levi to go home and tell his mother and grandmother that he would be home soon.

After that Adam ran into the woods in fear of what his mother would have said. There he met an old tall man by the name of Solomon Chandler.
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