Elbridge Gerry

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. […]

“Boston September 21, 1773 Sir Doctor Young yesterday introduced Doctor Randall to me as a Gentleman and Physician of Reputation, and at his Request I enetered upon a conversation concerning medical Matters in general, and more particularly upon the Manner of treating the small Pox, when communicated in the natural way or by Inoculation— And […]