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"Case of Capt. Thomas Preston of the 29th Regiment."

Case of Capt. Thomas Preston of the 29th Regiment.


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    In this statement published in the newspaper in June 1770, Captain Thomas Preston defends his actions on the night of the Boston Massacre. He acknowledges the fact that the number of troops stationed in the town had created a tense sitation with the residents, and describes the escalation of events that eventually led to bloodshed.