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Said Winship farther testifies, that he marched with said troops, till he came within
about half-a-quarter of a mile of said meeting-house, where an officer
commanded the troops to halt, and then to prime and load : this being done, the
We further testify and declare, that about five o'clock in the morning, hearing our
drum beat, we proceeded towards the parade, and soon found that a large body
of troops were marching towards us: Some of our company were coming up to ...
... as they were passing, had been insulted by the officers, and stopped by them;
and being also informed, that the regular troops were on their march from Boston,
in order (as it was said) to take the colony stores, then deposited at Concord, ...
immediately after the huzza was made, the commanding officer of said troops §. I
took him) gave the command to the said troops, fire “fire damn you, re!” and
immediately, they fired before any of captain Parker's company fired, I then being
on the north part of said Concord, was guarded by regular troops, being a
spectator of what had happened at said bridge, declare, that the regular troops
stationed on said bridge, after they saw the men that were collected on the
westerly side ...
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