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From: Carol Botteron <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] What Paul Revere really said (was Indigenous, etc)
Date: Sat, 25 Jun 2005 13:35:46 -0400
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OK, if we must discuss this ... When I was in school about 1778,
they told us that Revere said "The regulars are coming!"

Supposedly he wouldn't have said "British" because the colonists
considered themselves British.

"Regulars" meant what we would call the British army (whatever
color coats they wore) as distinguished from the militia, which
was made up of colonists.

Carol Botteron (that's French Swiss) <>
mtDNA J1b1


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