Battle of Lexington

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol I. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. The first stand made by the country in the late engagement was with only two hundred men at Concord Bridge, which the soldiers were endeavoring to pull up. The soldiers gave the first fire, and killed three or four. …

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General Gage on Lexington


From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol I. Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. A deserter from Boston says that Gen. Gage has written home since the battle of Lexington, that the Americans load their rifle-barrel guns with a ball slit almost in four quarters, which when firing out of those weapons, breaks …

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The Stand at Concord Bridge

This morning, between 1 and 2 o’clock, we were alarmed by the ringing of the bell, and upon examination found that the troops, to the number of 800, had stole their march from Boston, in boats and barges, from the bottom of the Common over to the point in Cambridge, near to Inman’s farm, and …

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Letter to Dr. Jeremy Belknap from Paul Revere


Dear Sir, Having a little leisure, I wish to fullfill my promise, of giving you some facts, and Anecdotes, prior to the Battle of Lexington, which I do not remember to have seen in any history of the American Revolution. In the year 1773 I was imployed by the Select men of the Town of …

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The Currency Act of 1764

WHEREAS great quantities of paper bills of credit have been created and issued in his Majesty’s colonies or plantations in America, by virtue of acts, orders, resolutions, or votes of assembly, making and declaring such bills of credit to be legal tender in payment of money: and whereas such bills of credit have greatly depreciated …

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