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William Dawes' Secret

Presented by Jamaica Plain Historical Society at First Church of Roxbury, Boston MA

Apr 07 2019
William Dawes' Secret

William Dawes, Jr., is known today only as the other rider who carried news of the British army march to Lexington in April 1775. Like the more famous Paul Revere, Dawes was deeply involved in the Patriot movement for years before and after that date. This talk reveals Dawes the militia organizer, the fashion icon, even the arms smuggler whose secret mission for the Patriots’ Committee of Safety helped bring on the Revolutionary War.

The speaker will be J. L. Bell, who is the author of The

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First Church of Roxbury

10 Putnam Street, Boston, MA 02119

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