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Chapter 27: Lexington. April 19, 1775. on the afternoon of the day on which the provincial Chap. XXVII.} 1775. April. congress of Massachusetts adjourned, Gage took the light infantry and grenadiers off duty, and secretly prepared an expedition to destroy the colony's stores at Concord. But the attempt had for several weeks been expected; a strict watch had been kept; and signals were concerted to announce the first movement of troops for the country. Samuel Adams and Hancock, who had not yet left Lexington for Philadelphia, received a timely message from Warren, and in consequence, the committee of safety removed a part of the public stores and secreted the cannon. On Tuesday the eighteenth, ten or more sergeants in disguise dispersed themselves through Cambridge and further west, to intercept all communication. In the following night, the grenadiers and light infantry, not less than eight hundred in number, the flower of the army at Boston, commanded by the inco
Chapter 28: To Concord and back to Boston. April nineteenth, 1775. the British troops drew up on the village green, Chap. XXVIII} 1775. April 19. fired a volley, huzzaed thrice by way of triumph, and after a halt of less than thirty minutes, marched on for Concord. There, in the morning hours, children and women fled for shelter to the hills and the woods, and men were hiding whatand Eliot, the apostle of the Indians, had spoken words of benignity and wisdom. The people of Concord, of whom about two hundred appeared in arms on that day, were unpretending men, content in theio their pleasant valley; this controlled the loyalty of the sons; and this has made the name of Concord venerable throughout the world. The alarm company of the place rallied near the liberty pole. About seven o'clock, the British marched with rapid step under the brilliant sunshine into Concord, the light infantry along the hills, and the grenadiers in the lower road. Left in undisputed
Chapter 29: Effects of the day of Lexington and Concord: the alarm. April, 1775. darkness closed upon the country and upon the Chap. XXIX.} 1775. April 19. town, but it was no night for sleep. Heralds on swift relays of horses transmitted the war-message from hand to hand, till village repeated it to village; the sea to the backwoods; the plains to the highlands; and it was never suffered to droop, till it had been borne north, and south, and east, and west, throughout the land. It spread over the bays that receive the Saco and the Penobscot. Its loud reveille broke the rest of the trappers of New Hampshire, and ringing like bugle-notes from peak to peak, overleapt the Green Mountains, swept onward to Montreal, and descended the ocean river, till the responses were echoed from the cliffs of Quebec. The hills along the Hudson told to one another the tale. As the summons hurried to the south, it was one day at New York; in one more at Philadelphia; the next it lighted
Chapter 30: Effects of the day of Lexington and Concord con-tinued: the camp of liberty. April—May, 1775. the inhabitants of Boston suffered an accumulation Chap. XXX.} 1775. April. of sorrows, brightened only by the hope of the ultimate relief of all America. Gage made them an offer that if they would promise not to join in an attack on his troops, and would lodge their arms with the selectmen at Faneuil Hall, the men, women, and children, with all their effects, should have safe conduct out of the town. The proposal was accepted. For several days the road to Roxbury was thronged with wagons and trains of wretched exiles; but they were not allowed to take with them any provisions; and nothing could be more affecting than to see the helpless families come out without any thing to eat. The provincial congress took measures for distributing five thousand of the poor among the villages of the interior. But the loyalists of Boston, of whom two hundred volunteered to ent
Chapter 31: Effects of the day of Lexington and Concord continued; the general rising. April—May, 1775. on Sunday the twenty-third of April, the day after Chap. XXXI.} 1775. April 23. the dissolution of the provincial congress of New York, the news from Lexington suddenly burst upon the city. The emissaries who had undertaken to break the chain of union by intrigue, saw with dismay the arrest of their schemes by the beginning of war. The inhabitants, flushed with resentment, threw off restraints. Though it was Sunday, two sloops which lay at the wharfs laden with flour and supplies for the British at Boston, of the value of eighty thousand pounds, were speedily unloaded. The next day Dartmouth's despatches arrived with Lord North's conciliatory resolve, and with lavish promises of favor. But the royal government was already prostrate, and could not recover its consideration. Isaac Sears concerted with John Lamb to stop all vessels going to Quebec, Newfoundland, Geor
Chapter 32: Effects of the day of Lexington and Concord continued: Ticonderoga taken. May, 1775. the people of South Carolina, who had hoped relief Chap. XXXII.} 1775. May. through the discontinuance of importations from Britain, did not falter on learning the decision of parliament. On the instant, Charles Pinckney, using power intrusted to him by the provincial congress, appointed a committee of five to place the colony in a state of defence; on the twenty-first of April, the very night after their organization, men of Charleston, without disguise, under their direction, seized all the powder in the public magazines, and removed eight hundred stand of arms and other military stores from the royal arsenal. The tidings from Lexington induced the general committee to hasten the meeting of the provincial congress; whose members, on the second of June, Henry Laurens being their president, associated themselves for defence against every foe; ready to sacrifice their lives
Chapter 33: Effects of the day of Lexington and Concord in Europe. May to July, 1775. the news from Lexington surprised London i relative or friend, answered, Yes, many brothers at Lexington and Concord. Ten days before the news arrived, Lord Effingham, who in his yson only, inhumanly murdered by the king's troops at Lexington and Concord. Other sums were added; and an account of what had been done was negotiate, and to fight. The effects of General Gage's attempt at Concord are fatal, said Dartmouth, who just began to wake from his dream obeen heard from America later than the retreat of the British from Concord, and the surprise of Ticonderoga. Metz, the strongest place on thenthusiasm; and before he left the table, the men of Lexington and Concord had won for America a volunteer in Lafayette. In Paris, wits, ponsent to become her subjects. So judged the statesmen of France, on hearing of the retreat from Concord, and the seizure of Ticonderoga.
hap. XXXVI.} 1775 May. gress. The unexpected outbreak of war compelled them to adopt some system of defence; but many of its members still blinded themselves with the hope of reconciliation, and no measure for the vigorous prosecution of hostilities could be carried with unanimity, except after the concession of a second petition to the king. Washington foresaw the long and bloody contest which must precede the successful vindication of the liberties of America. Before the excursion to Concord he had avowed to his friends his full intention to devote his life and fortune to the cause; and he manifested his conviction of the imminence of danger by appearing at the debates in his uniform as an officer. He had read with indignation the taunts uttered in parliament on the courage of his countrymen; he now took a personal pride in the rising of New England, and the precipitate retreat of Percy, Chap. XXXVI} 1775. May. which he thought might convince Lord Sandwich that the American
f the people raised the importance of the newly created continental power. The session was opened by a speech recommending accommodation on the narrow basis of the resolve which the king had accepted. But the moment chosen for the discussion was inopportune; Dunmore's menace to raise the standard of a servile insurrection, and set the slaves upon their masters, with British arms in their hands, filled the South with horror and alarm. Besides, the Chap. Xxxvii} 1775. June. retreat from Concord raised the belief that the American forces were invincible; and the spirit of resist-June. ance had grown so strong, that Some of the burgesses appeared in the uniform of the recently instituted provincial troops, wearing a hunting shirt of coarse linen over their clothes, and a woodman's axe by their sides. The great civilian of Virginia came down from Albemarle with clear perceptions of the path of public duty. When parliament oppressed the colonies by the imposing of taxes, Jefferso