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Paul Revere was an American patriot who in 1775 carried news to Lexington of theapproach of the British He warned the patriot leaders Samuel Adams and Johh Hancock of theirdanger and called the citizens of the countryside to arms This was the inspirations of HenryWadsworth Longfellows poem Paul Reveres Ride Martin 266-267In 1175 King George III instructed General Thomas Gage the British commander in chiefin Massachusetts to enforce order among the rebellious colonist Gage then orders LieutenantColonel Francis Smith to move to Concord with a detachment of 700 men Once there they wereto destroy supplies and arrest Adams and Hancock for TreasonOn the evening of April 18 1775 Smith assembled his force on the British Common Hisorders were secret but the patriots had learned of them Revere and William Dawes were sent towarn Adams and Hancock in Lexington and the patriots in Concord An arrangement was made fora signal to be flashed from the Old North Church in Boston Two lanterns meant that the Britishwould be coming by water and one by land Revere directed this signal to be sent to friend inBoston Paul Reveres Ride ExplanationRevere borrowed a horse and left Boston around 10 pm He arrived in Lexington atmidnight Around 1 am Revere Dawes and Dr Samuel Prescott left for Concord On their waythey were surprised by the British Calvary patrol Prescoot and Dawes escaped but Revere wascaptured Only Prescoot got to Concord Revere was released without his horse and returned to Lexington There he joined Adams and Hancock and they fled to safety in Burlington Reverereturned to Lexington to rescue valuable papers in Hancocks trunk On April 19 when the Britisharrived in Lexington they found the minutemen waitingPaul Reveres Ride was published 88 years after the actual event Longfellow suggests thatwe are dealing with the stuff of a legend Although the poem is close to the actual event there are aThe poem suggests that Revere will be awaiting the signal outside of
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