British General and Governor of Massachusetts, Thomas Gage, Directs Redcoats to Begin Warrantless Searches for Arms and Ammunition

Governor Thomas Gage, British general over Massachusetts, directed the Redcoats to begin  warrant-less searches for arms and ammunition. According to the Boston Gazette, of all General Gage’s offenses, “what most irritated the People” was “seizing their Arms and Ammunition”.

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