Paul Revere’s Ride Anecdote

Here is a little-known anecdote about Paul Revere’s Ride which was found in the Accessible Archives database. For the remainder of the article, subscribe to the database using the link above.

Collection: African American Newspapers
Publication: THE NATIONAL ERA
Date: August 20, 1857
Title: ANECDOTE OF THE REVOLUTION
Location: Washington, D.C.
ANECDOTE OF THE REVOLUTION. (Written by a Lady eighty years of age.)

About fifteen years ago, there appeared in one of our Boston papers an article giving an account of a woman, who, in the middle of the night, in 1775, guided John Hancock, Samuel Adams, and Paul Revere , through the woods of Lexington, a distance of three or four miles, to protect them from pursuit of the British…

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