Eyewitness Accounts from the Collections of the Massachusetts Historical Society
List of items belonging to Henry Howell Williams destroyed in 1775, 10 March 1787
This list inventories items that were destroyed or taken from Henry Howell Williams between 29 May and 2 June 1775 when American troops raided his property on Noddles Island. The detailed list (of furniture, clothing, housewares, food stores, livestock, grains, and tools) totals Williams's losses at £3,645. Williams and his wife, Elizabeth, declared the accuracy of the list in the presence of Boston lawyer William Tudor in 1787. This list is from the Noddles Island papers, a collection of documents assembled by Williams in 1787 when he formally petitioned the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for proper compensation for his losses during the Siege of Boston.