Miss Mercy Scollay, widower Joseph Warren’s fiancée at the time of his demise, campaigned to raise Warren’s four orphaned children – Elizabeth (“Betsey “ born about 1765, Joseph (IV, “Jose” born 1767), Richard (“Dickie” born 1769), and Mary (“Polly” born 1772). The children’s lots in life were rocky, particularly right after their father’s death at […]

“To Mr. Daniel Brainerd and others of the Committee of East Haddam [Connecticut]. Boston, Sept. 1, 1774. Gentlemen, -The town of East Haddam, in their letter of the 24th August, discover such a cordial sympathy for our distress, and give such a pleasing proof of their resolution to assist us, as makes us more than […]

The Joseph Warren Project Story (4th of 4)

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Author: Robert Vartanian (Continued from here) Several lodges both within the 6th Masonic District and outside of the District have supported this project, as have many individuals. We sincerely thank each and every one of these sponsors. After much time has been invested and after the many twists and turns, finally a dedication date has […]

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Power But Not Justice, Vengeance but Not the Wisdom of Great Britain… Suffolk Resolves

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Date: September 9, 1774 “At a meeting of the delegates of every town and district in the county of Suffolk, on Tuesday, the 6th of September, at the house of Mr. Richard Woodward, of Dedham, and, by adjournment, at the house of Mr. Daniel Vose, of Milton, on Friday, the 9th instant,” Joseph Palmer, Esq., […]

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Joseph Warren Project (3rd of 4) – Crafted in America

Author: Robert Vartanian (Continued from here.) We talked to several sculptors to create a statue, and selected a sculptor from Utah. The criteria we had established was to first ensure the statue was made in America with American bronze. Although the original statue was created in France, we believed that since Bro. Warren was an […]

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Joseph Warren Project (2nd of 4) – Where’s the City of Boston’s Monumental 1904 Statue?

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Author: Robert Vartanian (Continued from here) The plan called for the statue to be replaced where it previously stood, however the footprint of the area had been substantially reduced during the construction, and no longer would accommodate the return of the statue. This statue was placed in a storage facility in Franklin Park until its […]

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Joseph Warren Project (1st of 4) – Stature and Importance

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Author: Robert Vartanian It was a cold rainy day in late April of 2015 when R.W. Stan Gaw took it upon himself to locate the grave of M.W. Joseph Warren. Bro. Gaw, being an analytical person, first inquired at the office of the Forest Hills Cemetery for help on his quest. The office provided him […]

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The Suffolk Resolves in Draft

Author: Attributed on the basis of handwriting by the biographer John Cary to the Boston town clerk Date: September 6, 1774 “At a Convention of the Representative Comtees of the Several Towns &  Districts of the County of Suffolk in the Province of Massachusetts Bay in New England, on Tuesday the 6th day of Septemr […]

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The Sight of Dr. Church Gave Us Great Joy

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Date: June 2,1775 [John Adams, at Philadelphia, to Abigail Adams] My Dear I had Yesterday the Pleasure of two Letters from you, by Dr. Church. We had been so long without any Intelligence from our Country, that the Sight of the Dr. gave us great joy. I have received no Letters from England, untill the […]

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His Commission is Made Out & I Shall Sign it Tomorrow

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[John Hancock to Joseph Warren] “My Dear Sir, Sunday Morng. 18 June 1775. Philada. I intended writing you a long Letter, but am prevented, by my Attention to the orders of Congress in Dispatching an Express & writing to Govr Trumbull on matters of infinite Importance, in short from my Situation in Congress I have […]

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