Paul Revere Capture Site

"...in an instant I saw four of them, who rode up to me, with their pistols in their hands, said G-d d-n you stop. If you go an Inch further, you are a dead Man...we attempted to git thro them, but they kept before us, and swore if we did not turn in to that pasture, they would blow our brains out . . . .One of them, who appeared to have the command, and much of a Gentleman, Asked me where I came from; I told him, he asked me what time I left it; I told him, he seemed surprised, said Sir may I crave your name, I answered my name is Revere, what said he Paul Revere; I answered yes; the others abused much; but he told me not to be afraid, no one should hurt me . . . I told him they would miss their aim"

Revere's deposition, corrected copy, 1775

Photo by Ben Edwards