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“The person chose to carry on our Military preparations”

A few years back, Boston 1775 reader Judy Cataldo alerted me to the United States Revolution collection of the American Antiquarian Society. In it are several documents linked to James Barrett, the Massachusetts Provincial Congress delegate and militia colonel who was collecting artillery and other military stores in Concord in the spring of 1775. On 15 March, David Cheever of Charlestown wrote to Barrett on behalf of the congress’s Committee on Supplies that he was sending “a Load of Bullets,” and that “Seven Men for putting up the Cartrage and Ball will be up with you tomorrow, when you must provide for them, and a House to work In.
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Samuel Adams in Mezzotint

History / US History : Boston 1775 (6 years ago)

In May, Boston 1775 reader Judy Cataldo sent me this tidbit from the Boston Gazette, dated 3 Apr 1775—two weeks before the shooting in Lexington: In a few days to be Published, (Price Half a Dollar)A fine Mezzotinto Print of that tr... Read Post

Clues to a Lost Sampler

History / US History : Boston 1775 (6 years ago)

Boston 1775 reader Judy Cataldo alerted our vast editorial staff to this post at Independent Needlework News, challenging people to find a particular sampler. Heather wrote:Cynthia Cotten states in her Afterword that Abbie in Stitch... Read Post

Concord Instructs Its Representative, 1773

History / US History : Boston 1775 (6 years ago)

Here’s one fruit of my visit to the American Antiquarian Society this month, apart from the hole in my rear bumper. In the United States Revolution collection there are a number of documents associated with James Barrett of Concord.... Read Post


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