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In and the spring of Paul Revere was employed by the Boston Committee of Correspondence and the Massachusetts Committee of Safety as an express rider to carry news, messages, and copies of important documents as far away as New York and Philadelphia. On the evening of April 18,Paul Revere was summoned by Dr.
Joseph Warren of Boston and given the task of riding to Lexington, Massachusetts, with the news that regular troops were about to march into the countryside northwest of Boston. According to Warren, these troops planned to arrest Samuel Adams and John Hancock, who were staying at a house in Lexington, and probably continue on to the town of Concord, to capture or destroy military stores — gunpowder, ammunition, and several cannon — that had been stockpiled there in fact, the British troops had no orders to arrest anyone — Dr. Slipping past a British warship in the darkness, Revere landed safely.
After informing Colonel Conant and other local Sons of Liberty about recent events in Boston and verifying that they had seen his als in the North Church tower, Revere borrowed a horse from John Larkin, a Charlestown merchant and a patriot sympathizer.
While the horse was being made ready, a member of the Committee of Safety named Richard Devens warned Revere that there were a of British officers in the area who might try to intercept him. After narrowly avoiding capture just outside of Charlestown, Revere changed his planned route and rode through Medford, where he alarmed Isaac Hall, the captain of the local militia.
In Lexington, as he approached the house where Adams and Hancock were staying, a Sergeant Monroe, acting as a guard outside the house, requested that he not make so much noise. The regulars are coming out! About half past twelve, William Dawes arrived in Lexington carrying the same message as Revere.
A short distance outside of Lexington, they were over-taken by Dr. Prescott and Dawes escaped; Revere was held for some time, questioned, and let go. Before he was released, however, his horse was confiscated to replace the tired mount of a British sergeant.
Left alone on the road, Revere returned to Lexington on foot in time to witness the latter part of the battle on Lexington Green. Revere may have owned a horse at an earlier date. If he did not, he certainly had ready access to horses at some point in order to become the experienced rider that he was.
If he had owned a horse in Aprilit is unlikely he would have tried to bring it with him when he was rowed across the Charles River to Charlestown, prior to setting off on his ride. The only name for which there is any evidence, however, is Brown Beauty. The following excerpt is taken from a genealogy of the Larkin family, published in Samuel Larkin … born Oct. According to this source, the famous horse was owned not by John Larkin, but by his father — if true, this would mean that not only did Revere ride a borrowed horse, but a borrowedborrowed horse. That it had a name is difficult to prove in the absence of corroborating evidence.
John Larkin was probably a friend of the patriot cause in Charlestown, and it seems natural that the Sons of Liberty would have depended on someone in his position to provide an expensive item like a horse if the occasion demanded. The fact that one horse listed in his inventory is unnamed, while not conclusive, does suggest that the Larkin family, like most people at the time, did not name their horses.
In fact, however, John Larkin was made a deacon of his church long after the Revolutionary War ended. In he was, simply, John Larkin. It is well known that Paul Revere was captured on the road outside of Lexington, and never arrived in Concord.
Samuel Prescott. One must consider, however, what Revere and Dawes intended to accomplish when they set out from Boston. It appeared they were given a fairly specific probably written message to deliver to the patriot leaders. The alarm system devised by the patriots, and set in motion by Revere and Dawes, was specifically deed to insure that the capture of any one rider would not prevent the alarm from being sounded.
The mission was too important to leave to one rider alone, even one as experienced and trustworthy as Paul Revere.
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