- 12:05 AM
- Midnight at
reaches Lexington, finds and warns Adams and Hancock. "I found Messrs. Hancock and
Adams at the Rev. Mr. Clark's; I told them my errand, and...
they said [Mr. Dawes] had not been there..."
- 12:30 AM
- On to Concord
arrives and he and Revere decide to continue on to Concord, where
the local militia had been storing weapons, ammunition, food,
and provisions. "Mr
Daws came; we refreshid ourselves, and set off for Concord to
secure the Stores, etc. there."
the way they meet Dr. Samuel Prescott, another Son of Liberty
member, and the three men continue on together. "We were overtaken by a young
Doctor Prescot, whom we found to be a high Son of Liberty."
- 1:00 AM
British patrol stops all three men. Dr. Prescott and Billy Dawes
escape, but Revere is held. "I
was about one hundred Rod ahead... in an Instant I was surrounded
by four... the Doctor humped his Horse over a low Stone wall,
and got to Concord."
- Back to Lexington
is questioned by the British soldiers, taken back with them to
Lexington, and released without his horse. "...the Major ordered him, if I attempted to
run, or any body insulted them, to blow my brains out."
- 4:30 AM
- Buckman Tavern
helps Adams and Hancock escape, then enters Buckman Tavern to
get Hancock's trunk. "Mr
Lowell asked me to go to the Tavern with him, to git a Trunk
of papers belonging to Mr. Hancock. We went up Chamber; and while
we were giting the Trunk, we saw the British very near, upon
a full March."
- "The shot heard
'round the world"
Paul takes the trunk out, he hears the first shots fired on Lexington
Green. "When we
got about 100 Yards from the meeting-House the British Troops
appeared on both Sides... I saw and heard a Gun fired... Then
I could distinguish two Guns, and then a Continual roar of Musquetry;
Then we made off with the Trunk."