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  • Engraver: John Dixon
  • London, England
  • September 7, 1774
  • Black and White Mezzotint Engraving
  • 1960-128

The lower margin reads: "J. Dixon invent et fecit/ Published 7, Sep.r 1774./ A POLITICAL LESSON."

On a lonely country road, a storm brewing overhead, a rearing angry horse has thrown its rider to the ground. Under his head is a portion of a milestone indicating that Boston is six miles away; above, a signpost points to Salem. The rider presumably represents General Gage on his journey to Salem to meet with the rebellious colony throwing off the new challenge to its freedom.

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