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April 19th, 1775 Battle of Lexington & Concord Related MERIAM'S CORNER "Isaac Meriam" Signed Document at Concord, Massachusetts Historically Important Land Sale Exactly Located Where Battle of Concord Began !

(CAPTAIN) ISAAC MERIAM, (1737-1825). Captain from "Merriams Corner" in Concord, Massachusetts where the American Revolutionary War began April 19th, 1775 where the British Troops retreating from the Old North Bridge were here attacked in flank by the men of Concord.

Captain Isaac Merriam (1737-1825)

September 2nd, 1767-Dated Colonial Era, Manuscript Document Signed, "Isaac Merriam" with his red wax seal, Choice Very Fine. Historic "Meriam's Corner" and the Meriam House Minuteman National Historical Park related, on what will later be known as the "Battle Road". This original Document being Signed by Isaac Meriam, of Concord, Massachusetts sale of land where Battle of Concord began. This is a wonderful, original Document is dated 1767, Concord, Mass., where Isaac Meriam, hatter, has sold to Nathaniel Ball of Grafton, Massachusetts, an old house and some land along the road which leads from the "Old Meeting House to Lexington." Boldly Signed at bottom by Issac Meriam (Seal), Witnessed by Sarah Marston and Mary Smith. This Document measures 6.5" x 7.25" and is in overall very clean, solid, boldly written and signed condition. Docket on its blank reverse side reads, in full: "Isaac Meriam's Quittance to N. Ball".

See: - A Revolution at Meriam's Corner: A look at one of the oldest houses in Concord, where a decisive battle took place during the beginning of the Revolutionary War. It reads, in full:

"Concord -- Sept. 2 1767 --- Know all men By These presents That Isaac Meriam of Concord in the county of middlx and province of the Massachusetts Bay in Newengland, Hather, do By these presents pass over and Quit Clame (sic) & Give up all wright (sic) and tittle (sic) I have in the west part of an old house and about two thurds (sic) of an half acre of Land which is on the road which Leads from the meeting house to Lexington, unto Nathl. Ball of Grafton in the county of worcester & to him and his heirs for ever -- In witness where of I have here unto - Set my hand and Seal the day above mentioned --- (Signed) Isaac Meriam (Red Wax Seal). --- Sign.d Seal.d and Deliver.d in presents of us - (Signed) Sarah Marston - Mary Smith".

A remarkable opportunity to acquire an authentic, original historic document related and tied to the location of the very start of the American Revolutionary War at Battle of Lexington & Concord... MERIAM'S CORNER.

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Captain Isaac Merriam (1737-1825). Meriam's Corner and Meriam House National Historic Site Related. The Meriam House is one of the oldest houses in Concord, Mass.

On April 19, 1775 at Meriam's Corner, where the ridge ended, the British flankers had to be drawn in to cross the narrow bridge, Colonial militia, reinforced by companies from towns to the north, gathered near the road, taking cover where they could. Here began a running skirmish, which continued to Boston.

The British encountered heavy, unrelenting fire from hundreds of Massachusetts "Minutemen" militiamen behind buildings, walls, and trees, but the range was too great for the muskets to do much damage, and the British passed these areas with relatively few injuries. But British soldiers fell steadily at every hill or curve where the Americans had position. After the column had passed one spot, the militiamen would cut across country and be ready for them farther up the road.

It's 12:30 p.m. on April 19, 1775 and a band of roughly 300 Americans led by militia strategist Major Buttrick have been routing the British with guerrilla tactics. The colonists are making their way across Massachusetts in hopes of destroying militia weapons depots 20 miles west of Boston in the sleepy town of Concord.

Under orders from Massachusetts Governor, Thomas Gage, by way of King George III's decree to squash the American uprising, 700 British troops, commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Francis Smith and Marine Major John Pitcairn, are forced to retreat from the and make their way towards a secluded ridge near Mill Brook.

The Americans are crafty though, and through Paul Revere's famous lanterns in the Old North Church, and various other word-of-mouth interactions, the rebels stay one step ahead of the British. Now, the Americans are ready for the British who are making there way to

Here, the Americans make their stand as the British approach the arms depot. British flankers are drawn into the crossfire of the waiting rebels on a narrow bridge and all are forced to retreat back towards Boston. The rebels chase the British, using cover from buildings, walls, natural surroundings, whatever they could, to continue a running skirmish on the British as they retreat.

The attacks are successful and begin to pile up on what will later be known as "Battle Road." The cries begin to ring out across the countryside, the revolution has begun!
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