Paul Revere

by Katie


Paul Revere was born on January 1,1735 in Boston, Massachusetts. He had red hair and brown eyes and he was a smart and brave person. Paul Revere had a father, a mother named Deborah and a sister. He grew up in a wooden house in Boston and attended one of the 4 schools in Boston. He was a Christian. His father was a silversmith. He learned the silversmith trade from his father. His father died when he was 15 years old. After his father died, Paul Revere took over his father's shop and was famous for making silver tea sets. Paul Revere was not only a silversmith but he was a goldsmith too. He made wooden false teeth, surgical instruments and engraved printing plates.

Paul Revere fought in the French and Indian War when he was 21 years old and the year was 1756. He started to fight in the Revolutionary war when he was 38 years old. He was at the Boston Tea Party in 1773. Paul Revere was a spy throughout the war. He rode his horse from Boston to Concord and many other cities to tell the patriots news from the war. He and Sam Adams also made an engraved scene of the Boston Massacre to make the colonists want a war even more.

On April 18, 1775 Paul Revere made his famous ride from Boston to Concord to warn people that British troops were coming. The warning signal was to watch the clock tower for a lantern signal, one if by land two if by sea. If the British were coming by land, one lantern would be lit. If the British were coming by boat, then two lanterns would be lit. Paul Revere waited and watched the tower. Then at midnight he saw two lanterns. He knew they were coming by boat so he rode his horse as fast as he could to warn the colonists that the British troops were coming. This warning gave the colonists a chance to get their army ready to defeat the British troops. Paul Revere wanted to warn two important people , John Hancock and Samuel Adams.

After the war, Paul Revere operated a brass foundry and manufactured sheet copper at Canton, Massachusetts. He also continued his trade as a silversmith. He died on May 10, 1818 in Boston. My stamp is a scene of Paul Revere riding his horse going to warn the town that the British were coming. I am making little houses out in the distance. The clock tower in a distance behind Paul Revere has two lanterns lit to show that the British were coming by boat. I decided to show this scene because Paul Revere is known for this important event from the Revolutionary War.

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