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Siege of Boston
This list inventories items that were destroyed or taken from Henry Howell Williams between 29 May and 2 June 1775 when American troops raided his property on Noddles Island. The detailed list (of furniture, clothing, housewares, food stores, livestock, grains, and tools) totals Williams's losses at £3,645. Williams and his wife, Elizabeth, declared the accuracy of the list in the presence of Boston lawyer William Tudor in 1787. This list is from the Noddles Island papers, a collection of documents assembled by Williams in 1787 when he formally petitioned the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for proper compensation for his losses during the Siege of Boston.