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

Eyewitness Accounts from the Collections of the Massachusetts Historical Society

Account of damages done to Jonathan Green during the Siege, [7 May 1776]

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Account of damages done to Jonathan Green during the Siege, [7 May 1776]
This two-page account lists the monetary value relating to the losses and expenses 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 four-page  Estimate of damages done during the Siege, list by Jonathan Green, 7 May 1776.