British frigates were at one time cruising in Boston Bay, and it was expected they would enter the harbor. The inhabitants were then working very actively to finish off Fort Strong (noddle's Island). The banking of the sides of the fort required assist ance, although it was nearly finished.
The public-school boys were offered as volunteers to work. They turned out from the schools about three hundred at a time, and were marched down State Street in ranks and military order, with the American ?ag ?ying and drums beating. We marched to Long Wharf, where we embarked on board sloops and schooners, and were landed at Fort Strong, on Noddle's Island (now-east Boston), where we worked two days. The boys' work was mostly carrying sods and pins and pickaxes.
After working two days, we were taken to Dor chester Heights, where we worked one day, and were then dismissed. We marched back to Boston in the same military order; and the boys enjoyed the labor, for the fun attached to it.
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Publisher - Forgotten Books
Language - English
Author(s) - Charles Brewer
Published Date - August 25 2019
ISBN - 9780484310697
Dimesions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 0.7 cm
Page Count - 71
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