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Thomas Broen to Colonel George Pitkin



Cambridge, April 28, 1775, 3 o' clock, P˙ M.

This minute arrived from Boston Mr˙ Henderson Inches, with the agreeable news that the Governour had opened the gates, and given all the people that have a mind to move out, notice to give in their names to the Selectmen; and they are to have a guard to guard them out; and they are to have thirty wagons to move their effects; and when they return, thirty more to go in. The inhabitants are to resign their arms, and the Tories to have liberty to move in with their effects. And he furthermore brings advice by the last vessel from England, that when the Regiment of Light-Horse were going to embark, the populace rose and prevented their embarkation; and the General Officers that came away, were obliged to go on board incognito; but he further says the Ministry have ordered ten thousand Troops more to be sent, but they will not be here until the last of May; and being in haste, shall subscribe myself your most humble servant,


To Colonel George Pitkin.