A Ship salute seriously injures a woman in Boston, Massachusetts, shore

Settlers in Boston, Massachusetts had to dodge salutes to the town. This tragedy actually took place on July 1, 1745 in Boston, Massachusetts.

Transcribed from The Maryland Gazette (Annapolis, Maryland) July 26, 1745

Saturday last about Sunset, the Snow Caesar, in the Service of this Government, fell (sailed?) down to Nantucket in order to sail for Cape Breton, with 70 or 80 Seamen raised at Rhode-Island, to help to man the Vigilant Man of War.

Boston Harbor 1770 (Colonial Society of Massachusetts)

On coming to sail, she saluted the Town with 7 Guns, some of which, if not all, being shotted, one of the Shot went over the Town as far as Newbury Street, and broke a Woman’s Thigh, as she was standing in a Garden with several other Persons: Her Thigh was cut off by a skilful Surgeon, and all possible Care is taken of her, but it is much feared she will not recover. Another Shot (a double-headed one) took off the Limb of a Tree and was taken up in the Rope Walk near Fort-Hill.

FreeHearts: 2nd edition A Novel of Colonial America Col. John Washington (ancestor of President George Washington), Randall Revell, Tom Cottingham, Edmund Beauchamp ward off Indian attacks and conquer the wilds of Maryland’s Eastern shore in 17th century colonial America in this historical novel, inspired by true events.


About Donna R Causey

Donna R. Causey, resident of Alabama, was a teacher in the public school system for twenty years. When she retired, Donna found time to focus on her lifetime passion for historical writing. She cohost the Podcast: Alabama Grist Mill and developed the websites www.alabamapioneers and www.daysgoneby.me

All her books can be purchased at Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble.

She has authored numerous genealogy books.
RIBBON OF LOVE: A Novel Of Colonial America (TAPESTRY OF LOVE)
is her first novel in the Tapestry of Love about her family where she uses actual characters, facts, dates and places to create a story about life as it might have happened in colonial Virginia. Faith and Courage: Tapestry of Love (Volume 2)
is the second book and the third FreeHearts: A Novel of Colonial America (Book 3 in the Tapestry of Love Series)
Discordance: The Cottinghams (Volume 1)
is the continuation of the story. .

For a complete list of books, visit Donna R Causey

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