The Massachusetts Archives holds a 1775 bill from Paul Revere for “self and horse.”
It covers the period April 21-May 7, starting three days after the midnight ride. The provisional state government paid it.
“It seems at first blush incongruous, but then again, it’s not,” Massachusetts secretary of state William F. Galvin told the Bangor Daily News. “Even a revolutionary horse needs to be fed, not to mention Paul Revere himself.”