Lexington: A Handbook of Its Points of Interest, Historical and Picturesque

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Page 14 - Stand your ground. Don't fire unless fired upon, but if they mean to have a war let it begin here,
Page 33 - APRIL 19, 1775, TO COMMAND THE VILLAGE AND ITS APPROACHES, AND NEAR THIS PLACE SEVERAL BUILDINGS WERE BURNED.
Page 31 - It is related that on the morning of the igth of April, 1775, when the alarm was given, his mother roused him from sleep, calling at the chamber door, "Jonathan, Jonathan, get up, the British are coming and something must be done.
Page 15 - HOUSE. the spot, from a distance of two miles, by a team of ten horses. It fitly symbolizes the firm, unyielding spirit of the men whose deed it commemorates.
Page 7 - Muzzy." The front, facing down Main Street, is probably indicated very nearly by the position of the monument there. The building was fifty feet in length by forty feet in width, and twenty-eight feet in height, with three tiers of windows, and with two galleries, one above the other, but with no steeple. It cost nearly $oo, and was finished with pews on the floor, made against the walls, and the interior space fillad in with benches.
Page 49 - Continuing up on the opposite side of the street is the entrance to the...
Page 32 - She lived to the remarkable age of one hundred and four years, and...
Page 19 - April igth, 1775, was erected by the town in 1884, over the supposed site of his grave. It is a single block of granite, pyramidal in form, set upon a heavy base, and bears an appropriate 2O inscription.
Page 25 - Common, and the firing was plainly seen from the chamber windows. As Mrs. Clarke and her children were leaving the yard for a...
Page 23 - The third son, Ebenezer, was graduated at Harvard and became his father's colleague in the pastorHANCOCK-CLARKE HOUSE.

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