Compare and contrast the two accounts of the Boston massacre provided.

Essay must: • Be double-spaced • Use Times New Roman, 12 pt. font, • Have one-inch margins, • Include a header (name: Andrew Flores, class: History 011, date: 3/22/19) • Have a length of 2 pages minimum, 3 pages maximum. • Your essay should be organized into paragraphs, correct spelling, grammar, and citations. Boston Massacre Assignment Read the two accounts of the Boston Massacre below in order to complete Primary Source Analysis Paper #1. Account #1 Author: Captain Thomas Preston Title: Captain Thomas Preston’s Account of the Boston Massacre (13 march 1770 British Public Records Office, C. O. 5/759. It is a matter of too great notoriety to need any proofs that the arrival of his Majesty’s troops in Boston was extremely obnoxious to its inhabitants. They have ever used all means in their power to weaken the regiments, and to bring them into contempt by promoting and aiding desertions, and with impunity, even where there has been the clearest evidence of the fact, and by grossly and falsely propagating untruths concerning them. One of their justices, most thoroughly acquainted with the people and their intentions, on the trial of a man of the 14th Regiment, openly and publicly in the hearing of great numbers of people and from the seat of justice, declared “that the soldiers must now take care of themselves, nor trust too much to their arms, for they were but a handful; that the inhabitants carried weapons concealed under their clothes, and would destroy them in a moment, if they pleased”. This, considering the malicious temper of the people, was an alarming circumstance to the soldiery. Notwithstanding which, single quarrels could not be prevented, the inhabitants constantly provoking and abusing the soldiery. The insolence as well as utter hatred of the inhabitants to the troops increased daily… On Monday night about 8 o’clock two soldiers were attacked and beat. About 9 some of the guard came to and informed me the town inhabitants were assembling to attack the troops, and that the bells were ringing as the signal for that purpose to bring in the distant people of the country.

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