Battle of Lexington and Concord

A Narrative of the Excursion and Ravages of the King's Troops

Book Excerpt

This document was one of the first items printed in Worcester after Thomas’s arrival in April 1775. It gave a more official account of what had occurred on the day of the Battle of Lexington and Concord.

On the front page, you will see that this Narrative includes “Depositions...

The Massachusetts Spy, May 3, 1775

Newspaper Article

All colonial newspapers appeared weekly and were sold by subscriptions. While most colonial newspapers had circulations of between 500 and 1,000, the Massachusetts Spy had a circulation of 3,500 from subscribers throughout the thirteen colonies making it the most popular American...

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