The Siege of Boston: Eyewitness Accounts from the Collections of the Massachusetts Historical Society

Eyewitness Accounts from the Collections of the Massachusetts Historical Society

Estimate of damages done during the Siege, list by Jonathan Green, 7 May 1776

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Estimate of damages done during the Siege, list by Jonathan Green, 7 May 1776
This detailed list outlines the expenses and losses of Jonathan Green (1719-1795) of Chelsea, whose crops, property, and livestock were affected by the Siege of Boston.  Green's property along Boston Harbor faced Charlestown, a location that got the attention of both the British and American troops.  At the request of the Committee of Correspondence, Green moved much of his livestock inland (to Stoneham, where some of his family lived) to protect them from being taken by British soldiers.  However, Green's property was damaged and his crops were lost to plundering groups of soldiers from both sides.

Also in the Siege of Boston presentation is a shorter (two-page) Account of damages done to Jonathan Green during the Siege, [7 May 1776].