him sware he would fire upon a parcel of boys who
in the street, but he did not. He further declares, that when
the body of troops was drawn up before the guard-house,
(which was presently after the massacre) he heard an officer
say to another, that this was fine work, and just what he wanted ;
but in the hurry he could not see him, so as to know him
March 17, 1770. Matthias King
named, after due examination, made oath to the truth
of the above affidavit. Taken to perpetuate the re-
membrance of the thing.
Before, RI: DANA, Just. of Peace,
and of the Quorum.
JOHN HILL, Jus. Peace.
BArtholomew Broaders, of lawful age, testifies and says,
that on Sunday evening being the 4th Instant preceding
the massacre, he went up to see Patrick Dines, a soldier of
29th regiment, who work'd with Mr.
Piemont, and in Daw-
son's room heard serjeant Daniel's say, that
the officers said,
since patience would not do, force must. -- And that the soldi-
ers must not bear the affronts of the inhabitants any longer,
but resent them, and make them know their distance; and fur-
ther, that the inhabitants would never be easy, and that he
should desire to make the plumbs fly about their ears, and set
the town on fire round them, and then they would know who
and who were of a side. Said Daniel's asked Edward
fellow-apprentice to the deponent, if he knew where he could
get a stick that would bear a good stroke ? Garrick replied,
you must look for one. And the deponent further saith, that
about eight o'clock on Monday evening he went down
street & met twelve of the Town's people with clubs, who
that they had been attack'd by the soldiers ;
that he followed
the town's people to the conduit, and they returned home.
Soon after Mr. Green's maid and his daughter called him out
of the shop, and asked him to go to the apothercary's; and
then they with the deponent returned to the custom-house ;
in going he met his fellow-apprentice, and they went & stood
upon the custom-house steps, and Mr.
Hammond Green came
out, saying, come in girls ; then the deponent and his fellow
apprentice, by the maid's invitation, went in also - Soon after
Sawny Irving, so called, came in as he thought without a hat,
seemed a little angry, & he thinks asked for a candle (the maid
has since told him he did ask for one) then he went thro' the
room along with Hammond Green, the latter