John Bailey's Second Massacre Analysis

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The British were the first to fire at Lexington and Concord. There are two testimonies that claim that the British are the first to fire. One of the testimonies are from a lieutenant from the British army. The other is a testimony from a Commander of the Militia. There's also the given illustration. The first testimony from the Commander of the Militia is John Parker. He is a credible resource to believe because he was there himself. He states that his men did not open fire first but the British did. John said he ordered his men to "disperse, and not to fire". He also states that "immediately said Troops made their appearance and rushed furiously, fired upon, and killed eight of our party..". The second testimony came from a man who

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