"The Remains of young Snider, the unfortunate Boy who was barbarously Murdered the 22d of February last ..."
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- Coming of the American Revolution
This article describes the burial of young Christopher Seider (sometimes spelled Snider) on 26 February 1770. The eleven-year-old was killed on 22 February 1770 when Ebenezer Richardson, a customs informer, fired a musket through a broken window in his house at a crowd of young men and boys who had been taunting customers of a store selling British imports. Seider was considered a young martyr and the burial was a significant event. The article describes that the procession started at the Liberty Tree and was comprised of about 2,000 people. The article describes the inscriptions on the pall, the Bible verses on a sign the Sons of Liberty affixed to the Liberty Tree, and the plans to raise money for a monument.