Authur : Henry Wadsworth Lonfellow
Young Paul Revere was growing up on the streets of Boston’s North End, the neighborhood that was as vibrant back then as it is now. The area where rich elegance mixed with noisy street crowd was aloso home to artisans and craftsmen like Paul Revere’s father. Among those who grew in the same neighborhood were the Who Is Who of American Revolution. Sam Adams was the older of the pack and was already studying in Harvard. John Adams, Joseph Warren, Josiah Quincy, John Hancock all grew up in North End. Thomas Hutchinson, the future royal governor of Massachusetts from 1771 to 1774 and a prominent Loyalist, lived in a mansion literally next door to Revere’s home. He later became one of the bitterest enemies of the Revolution, but at the same time was described by John Adams as a “very good gentleman”.
- "Paul Revere’s Ride." Legal Language Services. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Jan. 2014
- "Paul Revere Heritage Project." Paul Revere Heritage Project. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 Jan. 2014.