Transcription of the letter

Lexington alarm letter, 1775 April 19

Watertown Wednesday Morning near 10 o'Clock

To all the Friends of American Liberty, be it known that this Morning
before breake of Day a Brigade consisting of about 1000 or
1200 Men landed at Phip’s Farm at Cambridge & marched
to Lexington where they found a Company of our Colony
Militia in Arms, upon Whom they fired without any
Provocation and killed 6 Men and Wounded 4 others. By an
Express from Boston this Moment, we find another Brigade
are now upon their march from Boston supposed to be
about 1000. The Bearer Mr. Israel Bissel is charged
to alarm the County quite to Connecticut and all
Persons are desired to furnish him with Fresh Horses
as they may be needed. I have spoken with Several Persons
who have seen the Dead & Wounded. Pray let the Delegates
from this Colony to Connecticut see this they know.

                                                                  J. Palmer, one of the
                                                                 Committee of S-----y [i.e. Safety]

Col. Foster of Brookfield one of the Delegates. A True Coppy
taken from the original pr order of Committee of Correspondence
for Worcester. Attest. Nathan Balding T[own] Clerk
Worcester April 19th 1775.


Brooklyne Thursday 11 o'Clock. the above is a true
Coppy as recd here pr Express forwarded from
Worcester - [at]Test. Daniel Tyler, Jr