A Short Narrative of the Horrid Massacre in Boston; Perpetrated in the Evening of the Fifth Day of March 1770. to Which Is Added, an Appendix,

A Short Narrative of the Horrid Massacre in Boston; Perpetrated in the Evening of the Fifth Day of March 1770. to Which Is Added, an Appendix,

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1770 edition. Excerpt: ...struck a grenadier, who immediately fired, Capt. Preston standing close by him. The Captain then spoke distinctly, lire, Fire! was then within four feet of Capt. Preston, and know him well, the soldiers fired as fast as they could one after another. I saw the Molatto sall, and Mr. Samuel Grey went to look at him, one of the soldiers, at the distance of four or five yards, pointed his piece direQly for the said Gray's head and fired, Mr. Gray, after ftruggling, turned himself right round upon bis heel and fell dead. Capt. Preston some time after ordered them to march to the guard-house I then-took up a round hat and followed the people that carry'd him down to a house near the Postoffice. And further saith not. CHARLES HOBBY. Suffolk, ss. Boston March 20, 1770. Charles Hobby, above-named, after due examination, made oath to the Truth of the ajor/said djfidavit, tof.en to perpetuate the remem-of the Thing. Before, John Ruddock, Just. Peace & of the Quorum. Belcher Noyes, Justice o'Peace. ( No. 45.) IWilliam Tant, of lawful age, testify and say, that on Monday the 5th instant, being then in a house on the Long Wharf, hearing a bell ring, imagined it was for' fire: whereupon I run up King-street, and enquiring the cause, was informed, that there had been a number of the inhabitants of (thetown insulted by the soldiers in different places: As I got a'-breast of Quakerlane, I met-a number of persons, to the amount amount of thirty or forty, mostly hoys, and youngsters, who assembled in King-street, before the Cuftom-house, and gave, three cheers, and some of them being near the centry, at ihe at the Custom-house, damn'd him, and bid him fire and be damned! and some snow-balls were throwed, or other things; whereupon the centry stept on the steps of...show more

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  • Paperback | 42 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236647491
  • 9781236647498