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Deposition Taken by Order of the Provincial Congress of Massachusetts


[No˙ 19.]

Concord, April 23, 1775.

I, James Marr, of lawful age, testify and say, that in the evening of the eighteenth instant, I received orders from George Hutchinson, Adjutant of the Fourth Regiment of Regular Troops stationed at Boston, to prepare and march, to which order I attended, and marched to Concord, where I was ordered by an officer, with about one hundred men, to guard a certain bridge there. While attending that service, a number of people came along, in order, as I suppose, to cross said bridge, at which time a number of the Regular Troops first fired upon them.