Date: May 25, 1767 “Messieurs Edes and Gill, Please to insert the following in your next Paper, and you will oblige the Writer. As the attention of the public has been for sometime engaged by the controversy between Dr. Whitworth and Dr. Young; and as those gentlemen have both requested the opinion of their brethren [...]

Date: May 11, 1767 “Messieurs Edes and Gill, Please to insert the following. It was not my design when I last wrote to take any further notice of Young, or any thing he might publish; but as he has called upon me to appoint time and place to meet him, and fairly discuss those points [...]

Public Satisfaction to See at Least One Blockhead Exposed to the Contempt We Both Agree Such Deserve

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Date: May 4, 1767 “Messieurs Edes & Gill, Please to insert the following. Happy Continent, thrice happy Massachusetts, & even beyond a superlative Happy Boston, whose lot it is to be blest with so learned, so sagacious and disinterested a Physician, embellished as much as the Belles Lettres, as imbued with the art of Apollo. [...]

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Reenacting Paul Revere’s 1775 Marathon Run to Lexington

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That headline reads a bit cockeyed. Revere had the able assistance of a horse, by tradition named Brown Beauty. He did not don running shoes, which in any case would not as yet have been invented. Local runner Michael McHugh plans again this year to embark on his annual run in homage to the iconic [...]

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Nothing to Recommend Him but His Unparalleled Impudence

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Date: April 27, 1767 “Though no Person is less desirous of censuring a stranger than I am, yet when I find an ignorant empirick displaying his malice against me in a news paper, only because I was unhappily necessitated to condemn his ill-founded practice, I think none can blame me if I give a fair [...]

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No Room to Doubt the Propriety of Blood-Letting

“To the Publishers of the Boston Evening-Post. As Life and Health are the basis of all possible enjoyment, and disease every day threatens both, it is no wonder the professors of the art of medicine seem of such importance to mankind, especially when considered that the means of life in their hands if misapplied work [...]

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Latin Quotations Associated with Joseph Warren

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From the 1772 Boston Massacre Oration, March 5, 1772: quis talia fando/Myrmidonum, Dolopumve, aut duri miles Ulyssei, /Temperet a lacrymis.  (Virgil, Aeneid Bk. II, 6-8) “In speaking such things, what Myrmidon, or Dolopian, or soldier of harsh Ulysses, could refrain from tears?” Omnes ordines ad conservandam rempublicam, mente, voluntate, studio, virtute, voce consentiunt  (Cicero). “All [...]

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Crispus Attucks, Supposed to be Murdered

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Date: March 22, 1770 “Benjamin Church, Jun., of lawful age, testify and say, that being requested by Mr. Robert Pierpont, the Coroner, to assist in examining the body of Crispus Attucks, who was supposed to be murdered by the soldiers on Monday evening the 5th instant, I found two wounds in the region of the [...]

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1775 Boston Massacre Oration – Manuscript Transcription in Full Text

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1 It is not without the most humiliating conviction of my want of ability that I now appear before you. But The sense I have of the obligation I am under to obey the calls of my country at all times, together with an animating recollection of your indulgence exhibited upon so many occasions, has [...]

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Warren’s 1775 Boston Massacre Oration in Full Text: Our Country Is In Danger but Not To Be Despaired Of

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ORATION Delivered at Boston, 6 March 1775 “MY EVER HONOURED FELLOW CITIZENS, It is not without the most humiliating conviction of my want of ability that I now appear before you: but the sense I have of the obligation I am under to obey the calls of my country at all times, together with an [...]

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