Revolutionary Decisions, Historical Society, Watertown
November 12 @ 2:00 PM
Boston-born William Eustis was intimately involved in the strategy and planning to bring liberty to the new American republic. His adventures as a young apprentice to Dr. Joseph Warren in the 1770s took him from the genteel social rounds of Boston society to the bloody siege lines at Bunker Hill in 1776. Swept up in the War, Eustis soon found himself treating the wounded and sick in New York with General George Washington. He was in the room when Benedict Arnold’s treachery was revealed. He later reached the height political power in Massachusetts, becoming governor in 1823. Eustis is little known today, but he knew everyone in his day and everyone knew him. Tamsen George’s new biography sheds new light on the social and political trials of a man, a nation, and on the rich rewards of deep and loyal friendships. Weather permitting, we will host this event in the Carriage House on Rockford Street. If it’s very cold, we will move the event into the mansion where masks will be required. Copies of Allegiance on sale at event. Seating is limited. This event is free, but we hope you can donate to help offset our expenses.