about Warren 1775

[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 […]

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 […]

Date: mid-to-late 1775 and showing the 1776 date. An Account of the Commencement of Hostilities between Great Britain and America, in the province of Massachusetts Bay, by the Rev. Mr. William Gordon, of Roxbury, in a letter to a gentleman in England. [Continued from part I, found here] Before Major Pitcairn arrived at Lexington signal […]

Date: mid-to-late 1775 and showing the 1776 date. An Account of the Commencement of Hostilities between Great Britain and America, in the province of Massachusetts Bay, by the Rev. Mr. William Gordon, of Roxbury, in a letter to a gentleman in England. This colony, judging itself justified of the undoubted right to the chartered priveleges […]

“Worcester, April 24, 1775. Monday Evening. Gentlemen: Mr. S. Adams and myself, just arrived here, find no intelligence from you, and no guard. We just hear an express has just passed through this place to you, from New York, informing that administration is bent upon pushing matters; and that four regiments are expected there. How […]

Date: March 18, 1775 “…A certain Reverend Doctor of the Establish’d Church in this town lately said that he would rather wade up to his knees in blood, than that the Ministry should give way. An officer, with men from the 4th Regiment in Barracks at West Boston, erected a couple of tents just at […]

Hannah Storer Green to Abigail Adams             “Westfield [Massachusetts] August 18th. 1775 My Dear Friend ‘To certain Trouble we are born Hope to rejoice but sure to mourn.’ A serious truth this, which daily observation teaches, and experience convinces us of; for at the very moment that our hopes are at their height, trouble comes […]

Date: Concerning Boston Massacre Oration of March 6, 1775 [A British officer] “ostentatiously playing with a couple of musket balls, which he occasionally threw up and caught in his hand…the speaker seemed absorbed in his subject and indifferent to everything except his theme…” Source: Austin, James T. The Life of Elbridge Gerry with Contemporary Letters. […]

Author: Dr. John Warren “Salem 29th January 1775 Dear Brother I received your Letter of last Week wherein you propose my giving my Note to Dr Greenleaf for £200 Lawfull Money to be payed in two Years. The Proposal I assure you has given me not a little Uneasiness, for I should however be very […]

by Benjamin Hichborn Date: December 10, 1775 “… One Drew now a Lieutenant of the [HMS] Scorpion or Viper, I am uncertain which, and Bruce a private belonging to the [HMS] Preston, landed on Bunkers Hill, soon after the battle of the 17th of June….  In a day or two after, Drew went upon the […]