Deposition #13 of John Bateman Regarding the Events of April 18 and 19, 1775 at Lexington and Concord, Massachusetts Bay Colony
In this deposition John Bateman reports that he “...heard the word of command given to the troops to fire, and some of said troops did fire.”
This and other documents about the battles at Lexington and Concord are included in the Massachusetts State Papers from 1775 - 1787, in the Papers of the Continental Congress.
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