Paul Revere's Midnight ride

By Mikey

The story

In 1774 and 1775 Revere was employed by the Boston committee. He delivered mail and packages. On April 18, 1775 Revere was sent by Dr.Joseph to ride to Lexington, Massachusetts to warn Samuel Adams and John Hancock. He warned the that British troops were coming to arrest them. He borrowed a horse from his friend Deacon John Larkin. When they got to Charleston The Sons of Liberty told them about the signal in the Christ church the signals were lanterns. These lanterns told them how the British would come (one by land two be sea). On the way to Lexington he told everyone that the British are coming he also stopped by the place John Hancock and Samuel Adams were staying. He met up with two other riders William Dawes and Dr. Samuel Prescott. They were soon arrested but Prescott immediately escaped and soon after Dawes did to. Revere was held for sometime but he got let free, and without a horse he made it to Lexington to the the war.