5482. The Bedford Flag. [^1]
We have received several communications in regard to the Bedford Flag, but they throw no new light on the subject, as the authorities quoted have already been mentioned in the answers to this query. One correspondent says that anyone who questions that the Bedford Flag was carried at the Concord fight “doubts the veracity of historians of national repute.” We do not know what “historians of national repute” have studied the subject of the Bedford Flag, and wish that our correspondent would name them. We would remind our contributors that tradition is not history.
- Column editor’s “Notes and queries” note (1907) [ no scan ]
in The Boston evening transcript (1 June) Part Three: p 6
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