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[View of the country round Boston taken from Beacon hill]

View from Boston looking west, with camps of the Dragoons and the Royal Irish in the foreground, and enemy lines, town of Cambridge, David Phipps's farm by the road to Charlestown, enemy camp and redoubts on Winter Hill seen across Charles River in the background.

We Are One: Richard Williams, a British lieutenant stationed in Boston during the siege, created these watercolor landscapes of the Boston countryside. In his journal, he described Boston as "well built." But he observed that Boston suffered from neglect and had "grass growing in every street." Williams drew five landscape views providing a panoramic perspective from Beacon Hill. The third depicts British encampments in the foreground with George Washington’s headquarters across the Charles River.

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  • British Library
  • 1775
  • English
  • Military
  • Manuscript
  • Views
  • United States
  • British Empire

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