Patching Cracks

Peter Miller was a Baptist pastor and good friend of George Washington during the American Revolution. Accounts of Miler’s life tell of his ongoing difficulties with a neighbor named Michael Wittman. Wittman put a great deal of effort toward publicly opposing and humiliating Pastor Miller. Several years into the war, Michael Wittman was arrested and tried for espionage. After being found guilty, Wittman was sentenced to death. Peter Miller, upon hearing of his enemy’s predicament, walked 70 miles to Philadelphia to plead with General Washington for Wittman’s life. Washington initially refused...

 
 
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