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Milton Historical Society to show off Suffolk Resolves House

Posted by Dave Eisenstadter  April 3, 2013 04:09 PM

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Milton Suffolk Resolves Trooper at window

Accessible by the public only three times a year, the Suffolk Resolves House at 1370 Canton Ave. will open its doors on Sunday, April 14, for Patriots Day.

The Milton Historical Society's publicity chairwoman, Eleanor Fusoni, said Joseph Warren, Paul Revere, and other patriots signed the Suffolk Resolves in Milton because the British would not allow them to meet in Boston.

“They were meeting in other villages, in Dedham and Randolph, and the last place they met was in Milton,” Fusoni said.

In an act that foreshadowed his later role alerting the residents of the region of a British attack, Paul Revere rode the document down to Philadelphia to the First Continental Congress in 1774, according to Fusoni.

The Declaration of Independence took passages from the Resolves, which was the county’s response to the Massachusetts Government Act, the first of the so-called Intolerable Acts.

Massachusetts resident Daniel Vose and his family owned the house in the 1770s, when it was used as a tavern, she said.

The open house will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. and members of the Historical Society along with curator Steve Kluskens will be there to answer questions.

Also present will be the Ninth Massachusetts Regiment, Revolutionary War Re-enactors.

The largest item owned by the historical society, the house was moved from a site in Milton Village to its present location, and was placed on the cellar of a building that previously occupied the site, Fusoni said. The building was going to be torn down.

For more information, visit miltonhistoricalsociety.org.

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