[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 […]

Date: April 8, 1776 “ILLUSTRIOUS RELICKS! WHAT Tidings from the Grave! Why hast thou left the peaceful Mansions of the Tomb, to visit again this troubled Earth! Art thou the welcome Messenger of Peace! Art thou risen again to exhibit thy glorious Wounds, and thro’ them proclaim Salvation to thy Country! Or art thou come […]

May No Grief Your Little Hearts Oppress

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AN ELEGY OCCASIONED BY THE DEATH of Major General JOSEPH WARREN, who fell fighting  in Defense of the Glorious Cause of his Country, at Charlestown, in New England on the memorable 17th day of June, 1775 O!  Every mournful Muse inspire my Verse, Fill my young Breast with more than mortal Fire, For Notes alone […]

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Had Warren Been My Father I Could Not Have Mourn’d Him More

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Watertown June 19th 1775 My dearest Friend I thank you for the line you sent me this morning it was a cordial indeed; I had a very anxious night of it, but I committed you to the care of a kind and good God, who has answered you: blessed be his name for this Instance […]

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British at Bunker Hill – Ridiculous Parade of Triumph

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by Joseph Palmer “In Comtee of Safety, Watertown 25th July 1775… “…the Commanders of the New England Army, had about the 14th ulto received advice, that Genl: Gage had issued orders for a Party of Troops under his command to take possession, very soon, of a place [ ] by the Name of post themselves […]

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For Want of the Means of Defence Fall a Prey to Our Enemies

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“Cambridge, June 4, 1775. May it please your Honours: We beg leave to represent to you the peculiar distresses of this Colony, being assured that you will, as the wise guardians of the lives, liberties, and properties of the whole of this extensive Continent, attend to the several circumstances of all who, under God, look […]

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Ticonderoga – Should They Attempt to Attack us from that Quarter

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“Massachusetts Congress to New-Hampshire Congress. Watertown, June 1, 1775. Gentlemen: We send you enclosed a copy of a letter from Colonel Arnold, commander of the Troops at Ticonderoga and Crown Point, together with a copy of a letter from the Speaker of the House of Representatives for the Colony of Connecticut, by which you will […]

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Where Should a Dr. Joseph Warren Statue Go?

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The Boston Landmarks Commission (BLC) is currently considering a petition of Roxbury residents to designate the Warren homestead as an historic site and building. Several people attending the City Hall hearing on April 26, 2016 also opined on the fate of the bronze statue of Joseph Warren, which used to stand on a now-gone traffic […]

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Pray Our Sister Connecticut Share the Honor of Saving the Liberties of America

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Date: April 26, 1775 “To the Governor and Company of Connecticut In Committee of Safety, at Cambridge, Gentlemen, – The distressed situation in which we are, and the danger to which the liberties of all America, and especially the New England Colonies, are exposed, will be the best apology for our importunate application to you […]

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Readiness of Our friends from New Hampshire on This Day of Distress

“1775, Cambridge, April 26. Sir, – Our friends from New Hampshire have shown their readiness to assist us on this day [of] distress: therefore thought it best to give orders for enlisting such as were present in the service of this colony, as many desired something might be done to hold them together until the […]

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