“Monday Wich was Called Training Day
I Rode with my Dear father Down
see them train there. Being Several
Companys met together. I thought
Would Be a mournfull Sight to see if
they had Been fighting in earnest & how
soon they will be Calld forth to the
field of war we Cannot tell, for by
Can hear the the Quarels are not
like to be made up Without bloodshed.
I have jest Now heard Say that All
hopes of Conciliation
Between Briten & her Colonies are at an end
the king and his Parliament have
announced our Destruction. Fleet and
Preparing with utmost diligence for that Purpose.
On April 23, as every Day Brings New
Troubels So this Day Brings News
that yesterday very early in the morning
They began to fight at Boston, the regulars.
We hear Shot first there: they killd 30 of our men
& 50 of the Regulors.