"I receivd your favor [letter] yesterday. I am glad you have got yourself ready [to leave Boston and join him]. If you find that you cannot easily get a pass for the Boat, I would have you get a pass for yourself and children and effects. Send the most valuable first. I mean that you should send Beds enough for yourself and Children, my chest, your trunk, with Books Cloaths &c to the ferry tell the ferryman they are mine."
Saturday, April 21, 2012
Most Valuable Possession in 1775? Beds
The Boston 1775 blog quotes a letter from Paul Revere to his wife in besieged Boston: