A Verse Occasioned by the late horrid Massacre in King-Street
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- Coming of the American Revolution
- Boston Massacre
The events of 5 March 1770 are described here in dramatic and perhaps not entirely accurate detail. Written in rhyming couplets, the poem brings to life the tensions and strains among the townspeople that culminated in the deaths of five men, whose names are listed in the final verse.