April 21, 1775

1775 April 21 (Friday).  In the Morning Breck came home, having rid in the Night.  Relates that he met with Difficulty in getting out of Boston — was Stopped and searched three times — his sword and Pocket Pistol were taken away — but with much Trouble and after going back into Town and obtaining a [illegible] from Coll. Hamilton, they were restored.  He went to Cambridge.  Saw the great Multitudes that were gathering.  He saw Mr. John Hicks of Cambridge buryed without Ceremony — and four men who were slain there, were buryed in one Grave.  Capt. Maynard came to See me and relate to me the Remarkables he saw of the Contest Yesterday.  Men are continually marching.