Paul Revere was captured along the way, but William Dawes and Dr. Samuel Prescott continued the midnight ride.
"About 10 o’clock, Dr. Warren sent in great haste for me, and begged that I would immediately set off for Lexington, where Messrs. Hancock & Adams were ...
I got a horse of Deacon Larkin ... and set off ... It was then about 11 o’clock ... After I had passed Charlestown Neck ... I saw two men on horseback ... When I got near them, I discovered they were British officers.
One tried to get a head of me, and the other to take me. I turned my horse very quick, and galloped ... to Medford Road.
The one who chased me, endeavoring to cut me off, got into a clay pond, near where the new tavern is now built. I got clear of him ...
I went through Medford, over the bridge, and up to Menotomy ... I alarmed almost every house, till I got to Lexington ..."