A mob has seized arms lodged in the city hall and the public powder house. Rioters will hold a meeting. Judges of the supreme court, mayor and recorder, and field officers of the militia called to join the council. Captain Benjamin C. Paine, 18th regiment, writes that the mob intend to attack Fort George. Present disorders said to be the consequence of what happened at Boston. Council cannot advise any further measures.
April 24 1775
New York State Archives. New York (Colony). Council. New York Colony Council minutes. A1895-78. Volume 26, page 431-432.
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