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Welcome to Boston was a virtual representation of one of Haytham Kenway's genetic memories, relived by Desmond Miles in 2012 through the Animus.


Arriving in Boston, Haytham was greeted by Charles Lee, who showed him around the city and provided him with a place to stay.


Haytham disembarking the Providence

Haytham walked onto the pier.

  • Charles: Master Kenway! Master Kenway!
  • Haytham: Yes? May I help you?
  • Charles: Charles Lee, sir. A pleasure to make your acquaintance. I've been asked to introduce you to the city. Help you settle in.

Haytham moved to pick up his bag.

  • Charles: Oh no need sir. I've arranged for your bags to be delivered to the Inn.
  • Haytham: Are you by any chance John and Isabella's son?
  • Charles: One and the same.
  • Haytham: Your commission is with Edward Braddock, is it not?
  • Charles: Aye. But he's yet to reach America and I figured I might... Well... At least until he arrives... I thought...
  • Haytham: Yes. Out with it.
  • Charles: Forgive me, sir. I had... I had hoped that I might study under you. If I am to serve the Order I can imagine no better mentor than yourself.
  • Haytham: Kind of you to say, but I think you overestimate me.
  • Charles: Impossible, sir. This way.

A woman dropped a box of apples, and a man stole one of them.

  • Woman: Thief! Someone stop him!
  • Haytham: Boston's quite a lively city.
  • Charles: There's all manner of things to see and do. Once you've settled in, I suggest you take some time to walk the streets. Who knows what opportunities you might discover...
  • Haytham: Hold a moment. I need to fetch a few things before we get to work.
  • Charles: I'll arrange for horses while you do that.

Haytham parted from Charles to find a general store, where he came across Benjamin Franklin.

  • Benjamin: Get back here with that, you rogue! Damned sprigs! This accursed city will be the death of me...
  • Haytham: You seem troubled, friend.

Benjamin Franklin explaining his Almanac

  • Benjamin: That's because I am. Greatly so, in fact.
  • Haytham: What's happened?
  • Benjamin: I was robbed. The old bulk and file... And though I've managed to restore what's mine, I fear it's ruined.
  • Haytham: You mean, the book?
  • Benjamin: This is no ordinary book! It's an Almanac. The first I ever wrote. Benjamin Franklin. Pleased to meet you.
  • Haytham: Haytham Kenway.
  • Benjamin: You must be new to Boston.
  • Haytham: Why do you say that?
  • Benjamin: You're still possessed of virtue. To stop and help an old lout like myself... I... I don't mean to impose, but... you seem a spry fellow. Should you happen to find my missing pages, I'll reward you.
  • Haytham: Look, I'm not sure if I...
  • Benjamin: It's alright, alright. If you have the time, hurrah. If not – no harm done. The thing is useless in its current state anyway. But should you somehow restore it, you'll find me inside that general store over there.
  • Haytham: Well that was interesting.

After the conversation, Haytham entered the general store and bought a sword and a flintlock pistol. From there, he met with Charles Lee again, and the two of them began to ride towards the Green Dragon Tavern.

Haytham and Charles riding for the Green Dragon Tavern

  • Charles: We ride for the Green Dragon Tavern. The proprietors are... eccentric, but the rooms are spacious and they do not pry.
  • Haytham: Have you been told why it is I've come to Boston?
  • Charles: No. Master Birch said I should know only as much as you saw fit to share. He sent me a list of names and bade me ensure you could find them.
  • Haytham: And have you had any luck with that?
  • Charles: Aye. William Johnson waits for us at the Green Dragon.
  • Haytham: How well do you know him?
  • Charles: Not well. But he saw the Order's mark and did not hesitate to come.
  • Haytham: Prove yourself loyal to our cause and you may yet know our plans as well.
  • Charles: I should like nothing more, sir.

Haytham and Charles arrived at the Green Dragon Tavern.


Haytham became acquainted with Boston and Charles Lee. He also obtained a sword and a pistol, before arriving at the Green Dragon Tavern to progress with his plans.


  • If the memory is replayed while having crafted weapons equipped, they can be bought and used while reliving Haytham's memories. However, the memory will not proceed until Haytham purchases the Normal Sword and the Flintlock Pistol. If Haytham purchases a crafted pistol, it will appear on his left hip, albeit without a holster.



Assassin's Creed III memories
Main memories
Sequence 1
Refresher Course - A Deadly Performance - Journey to the New World
Sequence 2
Welcome to Boston - Johnson's Errand - The Surgeon - The Soldier - Infiltrating Southgate
Sequence 3
Unconvinced - Execution is Everything - The Braddock Expedition
Sequence 4
Hide and Seek - Feathers and Trees - Hunting Lessons - Something to Remember
Sequence 5
A Boorish Man - A Trip to Boston - Boston's Most Wanted - Lying Low - Stop the Presses - The Lost Son's Return - River Rescue - Training Begins - The Hard Way
Sequence 6
On Johnson's Trail - The Angry Chef - The Tea Party - Hostile Negotiations
Sequence 7
The Midnight Ride - Lexington and Concord - Conflict Looms - Battle of Bunker Hill
Sequence 8
Something on the Side - Bridewell Prison - Public Execution
Sequence 9
Missing Supplies - Father and Son - The Foam and the Flames - A Bitter End
Sequence 10
Alternate Methods - Broken Trust - Battle of Monmouth
Sequence 11
Battle of the Chesapeake - Lee's Last Stand
Sequence 12
Laid to Rest - Chasing Lee
Davenport Homestead - Kanatahséton - Evacuation Day
Liberation missions
Gangs of Boston - Martial Law - Hoarding Provisions - Protect the Clinic - In the Wolf's Lair
Frontiersman missions
Boy Who Cried Wolf - Finding the Sasquatch - The Haunted Lighthouse - The Headless Horseman - Monster of the Sea - Unidentified Flying Object
Hunting Society
The Man-Eater - Feline Feet - The Patriarch - The Pack Leader - Acute Cat - The Elk Bachelor
Boston Brawlers
The Boston Brawlers - Peter Bunyon - The Sailor - The Smuggler - The Stinger - The Ropebeater - The Merchant - The Tournament
Naval missions
The Chase - The Rescue - French Involvement - Biddle's Hideout
Naval locations
Fort Wolcott - Dead Chest's Treasure - The Ghost Ship - The Mad Doctor's Castle - Oak Island - The Ruins at Cerros
Privateer contracts
Henderson in Distress - Paving the Way - Dread of Night - Troubled Waters - Raiding the Prospector - One of a Kind - Blistering Dawn - A Call for Help - Search for the Somerset - The Sea Wolves - A Midnight Engagement - The Giant and the Storm - Sinking a Secret - The Ghost War, Act 1 - The Ghost War, Act 2
Manor Mysteries, Part 1 - Manor Mysteries, Part 2 - Legacy - Achilles' Painting
Big Dave
Deserter - The Proper Tools - An Eye for Trouble - The Comeback
Godfrey & Terry
Burglar on the Homestead - The Fight - Bowls Beginner
The Whittler's Weapons - Tools of the Trade - Thousand-Pound Idea
Warren & Prudence
Abused - Prudence's Primrose - Happy Expectations - Pig Herder
The Brawler - Norris Goes Courting - Norris Tries Again - Raw Materials
Lyle White
Happy Expectations - Get Me a Doctor! - Slander - Wait Times
Cutting Ties - Silk Errand - The Final Straw
Silent Hunter - White Trophy - Fool Me Once...
Daily Life
Encyclopedia of the Common Man - Room at the Inn - Finding His Flock - The Wedding
Field missions
Modern Tower - The Stadium: MMA Night - Return to Abstergo
Benedict Arnold missions
Traitor in Our Midst - Showing Traitors the Way - A Spy Among Us - Battle of West Point
The Tyranny of King Washington
The Infamy
Awaken - Warn the Village - Sky World Journey - One-Man Wolf Pack - Path of Revenge - Justice Served
The Betrayal
Prison Break - Sky World Journey - Dive Bomb - Consequences - Return to Sender - Man of Mettle - Pieces in Motion - Aquila Unchained - Escape to New York
The Redemption
Dark Waters - Sky World Journey - The Parting of the Blue Sea - Feeding the Masses - One Step at a Time - The Signal - Halls of Injustice - Inevitable Confrontation