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Paul Revere family items found in attic up for auction

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Artifacts that belonged to Paul Revere’s family are up for auction

TOWNSHIP, Massachusetts – Artifacts that once belonged to Paul Revere’s family are being auctioned.

The artefacts were found in the attic of a house in Canton, Massachusetts believed to have belonged to the family of the legendary War of Independence figure, reports the Boston Globe.

They include tools such as wrought iron calipers, letters, and other personal items. There is also an account book belonging to the descendants of Paul Revere and a black painted sign bearing the name of Paul Revere’s son, Joseph W. Revere.

John McInnis Auctioneers in Amesbury sells the items as one lot in an auction which runs Friday through Saturday. The auction house estimates the items could sell for between $ 1,000 and $ 2,000.

Owner John McInnis told The Globe that the sign was likely related to the case company the Revere family owned in Canton, a suburb of Boston.

Revere was famous for his Night Ride on April 18, 1775, in which he warned the American Colonial Militia that the British Army was approaching before the Battles of Lexington and Concord. The ride was immortalized in Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s 1861 poem, “Paul Revere’s Ride”.

Revere was born and lived primarily in Boston. He bought a house in Canton in 1801 and later opened the Revere Copper Company on the land, and his descendants built other farms there.