Both in civil and military affairs, the most prominent man in New England.
— Life of Warren, by Alexander H. Everett, 107.
|Major General Joseph Warren|
Warren's portrait exudes strength. His life an example of virtue, honor, and faith:
[O]f our truly amiable and worthy friend, Dr. Warren, is greatly afflicting. The language of friendship is, how shall we resign him! But it is our duty to submit to the dispensations of Heaven, 'whose ways are ever gracious, ever just.' He fell in the glorious struggle for public liberty.
--Samuel Adams to his wife, June 27, 1775. S. A. Wells's MS.
Regarding Adams and Warren:
These great men went in perfect harmony together. They shared the same beliefs and purposes, the same hopes and resolves, the same enemies and friends, in common to the end.--Life of Joseph Warren. Richard Frothingham, Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1865.