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