Buckman Tavern near Lexington Common

“Mr. Lowell and my self went towards the Tavern, when we met a Man on a full gallop, who told us the Troops were coming up the Rocks. Mr. Lowell asked me to go to the Tavern with him, to [a] git a Trunk of papers belonging to Mr. Hancock. We went up Chamber; and while we were giting the Trunk, we saw the British very near, upon a full March. We hurried towards Mr. Clark’s House. In our way, we passed through the Militia. There were about 50.”

Paul Revere to Jeremy Belknap, 1798

Photo by Ben Edwards