“In Committee of Safety, Cambridge, April 26, 1775.             Doctor Nathaniel Bond, of Marblehead, having been charged before this Committee with having acted an unfriendly part to this Colony, the said Committee appointed Joseph Warren, Esq., Colonel Thos. Gardner, and Lieut. Colonel Joseph Palmer, as a Court of Inquiry, to examine witnesses in the case, […]

Date: February 26, 1770 “Last Thursday Morning [i.e. February 22nd] about 10 o ‘Clock, some Boys & Children set up a large wooden Head, with a Board faced with paper, on which was painted the figures of four of the Importers, who had entered into, and violated the Merchants agreement, in the middle of the […]

Author: Dr. Samuel Adams, Jr. Date: September 7, 1777 “To John Warren Esq Genl Surgeon of the Military Hosp E.D. Boston” “General Hospital Fish Kill [New York] 7th Sep.r 1777 My dear Friend Jack I received your very agreeable Favour by Doctor Blanchard; I assure you, my Friend, I am always happy in hearing from […]

Date: circa 1800 Author: John Warren “In some of the more populous towns, students were sometimes indulged with the privilege of examining the bodies of those who had died from any extraordinary diseases; and in a few instances, associations were formed for pursuing the business of dissection, where opportunities offered, from casualties or from public […]

Author:  Jonathan Norwood Date:  June 5, 1775 [To Dr. John Warren posted from Falmouth, Casco Bay] “Sir, I suppose all thoughts of the West India Expedition are laid aside, and that you determine to exercise your talents for the benefit of your countrymen. I need not assure you how great satisfaction it would give me […]

Date: April 18, 1774 Author: [Dr. Bond] [To Dr. John Warren] “Marblehead April ye 18th 1774 Dear Friend It is rather too long since I heard from your Worship; I believe you must appear, propria[?] Persona, so give a History of your late observations as it should be troublesome to make up for all your […]

by John Collins Warren I Date: 1796 “No occurrences in the course of my life have given me more trouble and anxiety than the procuring of subjects for dissection in the medical lectures. My father began to dissect early in the Revolutionary War. He obtained the office of Army Surgeon when the Revolution broke out, […]

Date: [October 22] 1773 [William Eustis to Dr. John Warren] “Dear BROTHER, This may serve to inform you that as soon as the body of Levi Ames was pronounced dead, by Dr. Jeffries, Dr. Jeffries, it was delivered by the Sheriff [Stephen Greenleaf] to a person who carried it in a cart to the water […]

by William Eustis Date: November 17, 1773 [to Dr. John Warren] Auspicious Youth, These are to congratulate you on the pleasing smile w[h]ich Madame Fortune has been pleased to cast upon you. Your happy success serves to confirm me in the opinion that superior merit seldom fails to meet with its reward. We poor delvers […]