1775Battles of Concord and LexingtonGovernment and Public Service, Military

Minutes of Town Meeting, April 21, 1775. Gloucester Town Records, 1753-1800, 1800, p. 161.
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Minutes of Town Meeting, April 21, 1775. Gloucester Town Records, 1753-1800, 1800, p. 161.

A town meeting was held on April 21 to take steps in response to the state of affairs with the British. A marginal note beside the record of the Town Meeting of April 21, 1775, reads that on the 19th “American blood was spilt at Lexington by British robbers.” At this meeting, representatives were chosen to “joyn with comittees of the other Seaport Towns to consult on measures to be pursued in the present state of affairs according to the Proposal of Salem.” Nathanial Warner was to go “express to Cambridge for advice and see if firearms could be purchased.” (Town Records, 161)

Gloucester Town Records, 1753-1800, 1800. http://archive.org/details/townrecords1753180
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