"Great Howe is a Miserable Wretch"
There is great celebration in Boston as the British troops retreat. Fewer than twenty of Washington's soldiers have died since he has taken command, and his strategy has prevailed. As the patriot army moves into the city, the soldiers take possession of needed medical supplies, ammunition, and even sixty working cannon which the British have abandoned in their departure. In Boston and in nearby towns, families are reunited with each other and their homes, and the sound of rejoicing is tuneful as a new set of broadsides proclaim the stories of the redcoats' flight.