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“David Bradley, came down with me to the corpses”

On 5 Mar 1770, eleven days after David Bradlee saw Ebenezer Richardson shooting out of his house, there was a confrontation between soldiers and civilians in King Street. That became, of course, the Boston Massacre.Among the people on the scene was Benjamin...
From: Boston 1775 on 15 Nov 2019

November 13

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Massachusetts Gazette and Boston Post-Boy (November 13, 1769). “My Character of an honest and industrious Woman can be asserted to all who may inquire.” Runaway wife...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 13 Nov 2019

“Pool Spear informs, that last Week he heard one Kilson a Soldier…”

I’ve been looking into Pool Spear, the Boston tailor accused of tarring and feathering sailor George Gailer in October 1769.A little more than four months after that event, the young apothecary Richard Palmes met Spear near the center of town on...
From: Boston 1775 on 13 Nov 2019

“Voices from the Boston Massacre” Exhibit at M.H.S.

The Massachusetts Historical Society has opened a new exhibit called “Voices from the Boston Massacre,” displaying documents and artifacts from its collection illuminating that Sestercentennial event of 5 Mar 1770.The exhibit includes trial...
From: Boston 1775 on 10 Nov 2019

November 9

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Massachusetts Gazette and Boston Weekly News-Letter (November 9, 1769). “The Whole of which were imported by himself before the Non-Importation Agreement took Place.”...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 9 Nov 2019

Lexington and Concord: A Case Study in Leadership and Direct Action

The British approach to its American colony in 1775 offers valuable lessons for historians and military professionals in the synthesis between the levels of... The post Lexington and Concord: A Case Study in Leadership and Direct Action appeared first...

November 6

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Boston-Gazette (November 6, 1769). “This Work will be committed to the Press, when American Paper can be procured.” An advertisement for “A REPLY to Dr. Chandler’s...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 6 Nov 2019

October 3

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Boston-Gazette (October 30, 1769). “VINDICATION OF THE Town of BOSTON.” Advertising increasingly took on a political valence during the imperial crisis that preceded...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 30 Oct 2019

This Week on Dispatchers: Frederic C. Detwiller on the Mysterious “Monsr Dubuq”

On this week’s Dispatches host Brady Crytzer interviews architect and preservationist Frederic C. Detwiller on the enigmatic French engineer, “Monsr Dubuq,” who was one of the... The post This Week on Dispatchers: Frederic...

October 26

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Boston Chronicle (October 26, 1769). “Printed in AMERICA.” John Mein was an ardent Tory. In the late 1760s, he and John Fleeming published the Boston Chronicle, one...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 26 Oct 2019

October 23

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Boston-Gazette (October 23, 1769). “McLean is now at Work on a Watch, the whole of which will be finished in the Province, except the Two Plates and Cases.” During the...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 23 Oct 2019

“The Americans Have Hoisted Their Standard of Liberty at Salem”

The skirmishes at Lexington and Concord are often considered the beginning of the American Revolution, a violent change in the controversy between Great Britain... The post “The Americans Have Hoisted Their Standard of Liberty at Salem” appeared...

October 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Massachusetts Gazette and Boston Weekly News-Letter (October 12 1769). “We have suffered much by the generous Sacrifice of the Mercantile Interest to the public Freedom and...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 12 Oct 2019

“A young Gentleman, Mr. John Gridley”

As I quoted yesterday, the earliest newspaper reports on the British Coffee-House brawl between James Otis, Jr., and John Robinson said that “A young Gentleman, Mr. John Gridley,” waded into the fight on Otis’s side.Who was John Gridley?...
From: Boston 1775 on 12 Oct 2019

The Revolutionary Roots of the Brighton Cattle Market

Tonight at the Massachusetts Historical Society, the environmental history seminar will discuss Andrew Robichaud’s paper “Brighton Fair: The Life, Death, and Legacy of an Animal Suburb.”This paper focuses on the great growth of Brighton,...
From: Boston 1775 on 8 Oct 2019

Benoni Simmons: Long-Serving Hero of the American Revolution

The amazing story of Benoni Simmons’s military service in the American Revolution spans some fourteen years, perhaps the longest term of service by anyone... The post Benoni Simmons: Long-Serving Hero of the American Revolution appeared first on...

A County in Crisis, 169

The twitter tagline for Hub History’s podcast on the Boston witch trials in the mid-seventeenth century was a bit on the edge for me: The Salem Witch Trials? So mainstream. Boston was hanging women for imaginary crimes BEFORE it was cool. Yet...
From: streets of salem on 7 Oct 2019

October

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Massachusetts Gazette and Boston Post-Boy (October 2, 1769). “The approbation of all Free born Souls and true Sons of Liberty.” Thomas Mewse, “Lately from England,”...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 2 Oct 2019

September 28

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Boston Chronicle (September 28, 1769). “Will be READ, THE BEGGARS OPERA.” The itinerant performer who staged a one-man rendition of The Beggar’s Opera in Providence...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 28 Sep 2019

How to Remember Our Revolution

Here are a couple of interesting newspaper articles from this week.In a local section of the Boston Globe, Ben Jacques wrote about the stories of enslaved individuals in this region’s towns as preserved in old burying-grounds. This approach brings...
From: Boston 1775 on 28 Sep 2019

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