1775.008: Report of Battles at Lexington & Concord.

Published: 1775

Full Title: Williamsburg, Saturday, April 29, 1775. Late last night an express arrived from Philadelphia, with the following melancholy advices from the province of Connecticut, forwarded to the Committee of Correspondence in this city. The blow (so much dreaded by our noble friend Lord Chatham) is now struck, a great deal of blood spilt, and much more it is likely, than the present advices communicate. ...

Author: Virginia. Committee of Correspondence.

Place Issued: Williamsburg

Issuing Press: Alexander Purdie

Description: 1 sheet [2 pgs.]; (broadside, printed recto and verso).


Concludes with comment: "This morning the Committee of· Correspondence met, and have determ1ned to send expresses southward ― It is now full time for us all to be on our guard, and to prepare ourselves against every contingency. The sword is now drawn, and God knows when it will be sheathed." Purdie's colophon printed at end of page 2.

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