Boston Massacre (Macaulay)

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Boston Massacre  (1770) 
by Catharine Macaulay

BOSTON MASSACRE.

Gentlemen

I think my self much honored by the Town of Boston for the compliment of transmiting the Narrative relative to the massacre perpetrated by the military on the fifth of March

In condoling with you on that melancholy event your friends find a considerable alleviation in the opportunity it has given you of exhibiting a rare and admirable instance of patriotic resentment tempered with forbearance and the warmth of Courage with the coolness of Discretion

Believe me Gentlemen there is not a Bostonian the spectator of the bloody scene who feels more sensibly than my self the horrid transaction

Every service which is in my power to perform the Town of Boston may command and may depend upon a faithful and ardent execution

I am Gentlemen

Your very obed
And very Humble Servt
Catharine Macaulay

This work was published before January 1, 1927, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.