- "Indeed, you and I will cross the Charles river and rouse the boys. William, I need you to take the overland route and do the same. Robert, I need you up in Christ Church. Light the signal. Two lanterns - our enemy comes by sea! No time for dawdling, my friend! We have lives to save."
- ―Paul Revere tegen Connor, Robert Newman en William Dawes over de middernachtrit.[bron]