On March 17th, British army and Loyalists evacuate Boston.

George Washington and a guard of soldiers spent the night at the Tavern of Josiah Ware in Norfolk (North Wrentham). The tavern later was known as the Mann's Store and was situated where the sovereign Bank is now located. His troops camped under the pitch pines then covering Town Hill. Miss Tilpka Smith drew water from her well on Back Street (now Lincoln Street) for General Washington as he passed her home.