With credit to Jim Mullins’ work Of Sorts for Provincials: American Weapons of the French and Indian War. I relied heavily upon his work in preparing this paper.
 “To be sold by John Pim of Boston, Gunsmith, at the Sign of the Cross Guns, in Anne-Street near the Draw Bridge, at very Reasonable rates, sundry choice of Arms lately arrived from London, viz. Handy Muskets, Buccaneer-Guns, Fowling Pieces, Hunting Guns, Carbines, several sorts of Pistols, Brass and Iron, fashionable swords, &c.” (Boston Newsletter, July 11, 1720); “Newly imported, and sold by Samuel Miller, Gunsmith, at the Sign of the Cross Guns near the Draw-Bridge, Boston: Neat Fire Arms of all sorts, Pistols, Swords, Hangars, Cutlasses, Flasks for Horsemen, Firelocks, &c.” (Boston Gazette, May 11, 1742)
 “We killed and took about the same number of the enemy. The lieuttenant of the British company and myself, were foremost, and we advanced on and found their sleeping-place, and while running it up, the Lieutenant was shot through the vitals and he died soon thereafter. Thus I was all alone, the remainder of our party not having gained the summit; the enemy retreated, and i followed them to the other end of the hill. In my route on the hill, I picked up a good French gun and brought it home with me.” (The Life of Captain David Perry, A Soldier of the French and Revolutionary Wars). As militiamen from the village of Lynn marched off to war on April 19, 1775, an observer noted “[one man with] a long fowling piece, without a bayonet, a horn of powder, and a seal-skin pouch, filled with bullets and buckshot. . . Here an old soldier carried a heavy Queen’s arm with which he had done service at the conquest of Canada twenty years previous, while by his side walked a stripling boy with a Spanish fusee not half its weight or calibre, which his grandfather may have taken at the Havana, while not a few had old French pieces, that dated back to the reduction of Louisbourg.” (History of Lynn, p. 338)
 Boston Gazette, March 26, 1759.
 Journals of the House of Representatives of Massachusetts, Volume XXXIV, part 2, page 253.
 “The Papers of Henry Bouquet”, Vol. II, p. 88.
 The flap has a GR cipher and could have belonged to either a marine or one of the invasion force. For a detailed color picture, see Brian Lavery, “The Royal Navy’s First Invincible”, pp. ix, 70 (1988).
 On June 5, 1759, Captain Benjamin Reed of the Lexington Training Band submitted the following information: “The following names are a full and Just account of those to whom I the Subscriber delivered Bayonets in the company under my command in Lexington, Benjamin Reed, Captain, June 5, 1759… [49 militia men listed]” Massachusetts Muster Rolls, Volume 97, Page 216. Since stands of arms were delivered to provincial regiments instead of militia companies, it is likely that these bayonets were locally produced instead of being part of a stand of arms. On the other hand, in 1758 there was a shortage in Massachusetts of stands of arms due to delivery errors by both England and Massachusetts. As a result, local blacksmiths were recruited to produce bayonets. As a result, it is possible, but unlikely, that the bayonets issued in 1759 to the Training Band were intended to make up for the shortfalls of the 1758 stands of arms.
 List of articles provided and providing by the Committee of War in Massachusetts for the Crown Point Expedition. June 7, 1755.
 Shirley to Robinson, September 28, 1755; October 13, 1755.
 Shirley to Sharpe, April 24, 1756.
 It is possible Massachusetts received shipments of the 1730 King’s Pattern, although more research is necessary.
 Provincial Papers of New Hampshire, page 396.
Dinwiddie to Lord Loudon.
 Public Records Office (PRO) CO, 5/46.
 Furnis Letterbook, March 7, 1757.
 Address of Governor Pownall to the Massachusetts House of Representatives, January 6, 1759.