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“Although business took up much of Revere’s time, he also became entangled in a complicated dispute between William Burbeck and St. Andrew’s Lodge of Freemasons. On March 5, 1773…the Master, Warden, and a ‘number of Brethren of St. Andrew’s’ informed the Massachusetts Grand Lodge that they had been deprived of their charter by Burbeck, a former Master of the lodge, and asked for a dispensation until they could obtain a copy of the charter from the Grand Lodge of Scotland…On February 18, 1768, the eight lodge members who had originally purchased the Green Dragon conveyed the property to Burbeck. Seven other members of St. Andrew’s lodge were to reimburse Burbeck with interest within ten years, after which Burbeck would convey the property to yet another group of seven lodge members, including Paul Revere. In April of 1771 Burbeck took the lodge charter into his possession, and in July 1772 Revere was a member of of a committee ordered to ‘warn Mr Burdick [sic] out of this house’ for refusing to surrender the charter. Perhaps Burbeck was using the lodge charter to as a bargaining chip to ensure that his lodge brothers would repay him. But one Masonic historian believes that Burbeck’s actions were motivated more by his concern over the impact of Paul Revere’s political zeal on the future of St. Andrew’s Lodge.”

The late 1960s were a difficult time for Paul Revere and the Raiders. The group experienced personnel upheavals and their commercial success faded.  However, the band experienced a spectacular return to the spotlight in 1971 with this #1 smash hit. "Indian Reservation" was written by John D. Loudermilk and first recorded by country star Marvin Rainwater under the title "The Pale Faced Indian" in 1959. With the title "Indian Reservation" the song found its way to #20 on the US pop chart in a 1968 version by lead vocalist of Britsh band The Sorrows Don Fardon. Three years later the song went all the way to #1 for Paul Revere and the Raiders in a powerful, slowed down interpretation of the song. 

1773 - Sarah Revere dies after the birth of their eighth child, and soon after Paul marries Rachel Walker with whom he will have eight more children. Later that year he participates in the Boston Tea Party, and rides to New York and Boston with the news of that event. Paul takes an oath of secrecy to never tell of his participation in the Tea Party. Although others later reveal that he was there, Paul keeps his word and never takes credit for participating. (Even though the "Tea Party Indians" were considered heroes after the Revolution.)   Boston Tea Party - 1773

"But now you have passed on. By your example, both professional and personal, you've left a blueprint of how to live a life full of love, laughter and happiness," the letter to Revere on the band's site concludes. "The world will be a lot less fun, a lot less kind and gentle without Paul Revere in it. Your larger-than-life absence will leave a void in our hearts and our lives."

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