Paul Revere lived in the 1700s. He was a goldsmith and silversmith. He was also a messenger and a spy.
Paul and his friends spied on British soldiers. Doctor Joseph Warren was one of Paul’s friends and he sent Paul lots of messages.
Paul would ride rode a horse to other cities and pass on the messages to the patriots.
He told them the patriot leaders were going to be arrested. He told them to hide their weapons and store supplies. He told them to get ready for war.
Soon the British closed off Boston. No one was allowed to leave without a letter from the British leaders. There were even warships in Boston Harbor.
Paul didn't follow the rules. He snuck out lots of times. He had a rowboat in the northern end of Boston and he rowed across the Charles River to Charlestown.
At first the oars made a noise as they splashed in the water. The soldiers on the warships might hear the splashing. Paul didn’t want to get caught so he had to make the boat as quiet as he could. He wrapped some cloth around the oars. This stopped the splashing noise.
Paul made many midnight rides and passed many messages to the patriots. He was a spy for over 15 years.
On April 18, 1775, Paul made a ride that would make him famous.
Find out the true story of Paul Revere's Midnight Ride.
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