Cambridge Alarm

“Boston August 29th 1774. I the Subscriber in Consideration of Popes Recipe for the Cure of Cancer promise to pay Lemuel Hayward or his Order the Sum of seven Pounds, ten Shillings lawful money in two Years from the Date and I further promise to pay to the said Lemuel Hayward the aforesaid Sum of […]

[Dr. Benjamin Church to Samuel Adams] “Sunday Evening Sept 4th 1774 Dear Sir: Having closed my former letter, Further Intelligence coming to hand I seize a leisure minute to give it [to] you. Mr. Stearns just arrived from Paxtons informs me that the Inhabitants of Springfield, Leicester Paxton Spencer and the Towns adjacent had risen […]

by Thomas Young to Samuel Adams  “Boston 4th Sepbr 1774 “Dear Sir By the enclosed papers you will perceive the temper of your countrymen in the condition, your every wish, your every sigh, for years past, panted to find it. Thoroughly aroused and unanimously earnest, something very important must, inevitably come of it. That treacherous, […]

Date: September 4, 1774 [To Samuel Adams in Philadelphia] Dear Sir, – Our friends, Drs. Church and Young (whose letters I have seen), write so fully to you by this conveyance, that it will be needless for me to take up your time in giving a minute account of what has passed since my last. […]