Legal Papers of John Adams, volume 3


Editorial Note

The Revere Plan of The Boston Massacre Scene, by Paul Revere facing page 68[unavailable]

The best discussion of this plan's provenance and contents appears in Esther Forbes, Paul Revere and the World He Lived in 159, 472 (Boston, 1942). Miss Forbes suggests that the depiction of only four victims means that the plan was drawn before Patrick Carr died, four days after the riot; why Revere drew only seven soldiers is even more puzzling.

Courtesy of the Boston Public Library.