by our troops so long as any of the provincials were to be seen.
From thence we marched to
Concord, on a hill near the entrance
of the town, we saw another body of provincials assembled, the
Light-Infantry companies were ordered up the hill to disperse
them, on our approach they retreated towards
Concord, the gre-
nadiers continued the road under the hill towards the town, six
companies of light-infantry were ordered down to take possession
of the bridge which the provincials retreated over ; the company
I commanded was one of the three companies of the above de-
tachment went forward about two miles, in the mean time the
provincial troops returned to the number of three or four
hundred, we drew up on the
Concord side the bridge, the pro-
vincials came down upon us, upon which we engaged and gave
the first fire : This was the first engagement after the one at
ington, a continued firing from both parties lasted through the
whole day : I myself was wounded at the attack of the bridge,
and am now treated with the greatest humanity and taken all
possible care of, by the provincials at
April 20th, 1775.
EDWARD THORNTON GOULD.
Province of the
April 25 th,
LIEUTENANT EDWARD THORNTON GOULD,
aforenamed, personally made oath to the truth of the fore-
going declaration by him subscribed. Before us,
Thaddeus Mason, Josiah Johnson,
Justices of the Peace.
Province of the
I NATHANIEL GORHAM, Notary and Tabellion Public,
by lawful authority, duly admitted and sworn, hereby certify
to all whom it doth or may concern, that Thaddeus Mason,
Johnson, and Simon Tufts, Esq'rs. are three of
Justices of the Peace (Quorum Unus) for the county of
sex, and that full faith and credit is and ought to be given to
their transactions as such, both in court and out. In witness
whereof I have hereunto affixed my name and seal, this twenty
sixth day of April, Anno. Domini one thousand, seven hun-
dred, and seventy-five.
N. B. A certificate was made out under the signature of
the Notary Public, that all the other Justices who administered
the oaths to the several deponents, were his Majesty's Justices
of the Peace, in the counties where such certificates were made,
and were legally appointed to that office, and that full faith and
credit is and ought to be given to their transactions.