About the powder Raid.
In the remarks upon the farm advertised ‘to be lett’ (Vol. XVI, page 69 of the Register) it is stated that the farm was once invaded by the British when they removed the powder from the old powder house in Somerville. The British troops landed at Temple's, and no doubt marched over the way from the Temple place (now called Temple street) to the main street, and from thence a straight road over what is now called Broadway to the powder house. The landing-place at Temple's, as shown on a map of ‘Boston and its environs in 1775,’ was at or near the point where Wellington bridge connects with the shore on the south side of the river in the city of Somerville.—
J. H. H.
On page 2 of Mass. Gazette, Sept. I, 1774.This Morning a Party of the Troops proceeded to Charlestown, and took Possession of the Powder in the Powder-House there, and are now conveying it round to Boston in Waggons, and then proceeded to Medford Powder House for the like Purpose.—E. M. G.
Queries.—Was the powder house above mentioned the one now in the park near West Somerville (then Charlestown?) Does ‘carrying round to Boston in Waggons’ mean via Cambridge, Roxbury and Boston Neck? Had Medford then a powder house, or was the one in the first query the one referred to?—editor.