Westminster Massacre

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol I. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. March 14. –Yesterday afternoon several riotous and disorderly persons, to the number of between eighty and ninety, assembled at Westminster, Cumberland county, in the province of New York. 1 They took possession of the court house, with an avowed …

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Leslie at Salem – Danvers Militia

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol I. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. February 28. –Last Sunday [February 26] an attempt was made by a regiment of the king’s troops, under Colonel Leslie, to seize some brass cannon which General Gage had heard was deposited at or near Salem, Massachusetts. The troops …

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