ing also informed that the regular troops, were on
their march from
Boston, in order (as it was said) to take the colony stores then
Concord, we met on the parade of our Company in this town,
after the company had collected we were ordered by Capt. John
Parker, (who commanded us) to disperse for the present, and to
be ready to attend the beat of the drum, and accordingly the
company went into houses near the place of parade. We fur-
ther testify and say, that about five o'clock in the morning we
attended the beat of our drum, and where formed on the parade,
we were faced towards the regulars then marching up to us, and
some of our company were coming to the parade, with their
backs towards the troops, and others on the parade began to
perse, when the regulars fired on the company before a gun
was fired by any of our company on them, they killed eight of
our company and wounded several, and continued their fire un-
til we had all made our escape.
25th April, 1775.
JOHN MUNROE, jun.
JOHN BRIDGE, jun.
WILLIAM MUNROE, 3d.
April 25th, 1775.
NATHANIEL PARKHURST, Jonas Parker,
jun. John Windship, Solomon
Peirce, John Muzzy,
Mead, John Bridge, jun. Ebenezer
Bowman, William Munroe, 3d.
Micah Hagar, Samuel Sanderson, Samuel
Hastings, and James
Brown abovenamed, being duly cautioned to testify the whole
truth, made solemn oath to the truth, of the above deposition by
them subscribed. Before us, William Read, Josiah
Johnson, William Stickney. Justices of the
I TIMOTHY SMITH of
Lexington, in the county of
dlesex and colony of
being of lawful age, do testify and declare, that on the
ing of the nineteenth of April instant, being at
mon, as a spectator, I saw a large body of regular troops,
ing up towards the
Lexington Company then dispersing, and
likewise saw the regular troops fire on the
before the latter fired a gun, I immediately run and a volley was
discharged at me, which put me in imminent danger of losing
my life : I soon returned to the Common, and saw eight of the
Lexington men, who were killed and lay bleeding at a
able distance from each other, and several were wounded, and
further saith not.
April 25th, 1775.