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Traits of the Tea Party: Being a Memoir of George R. T. Hewes, One of the ...
Benjamin Bussey Thatcher
No preview available - 2014
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Page 165 - Friends ! Brethren ! Countrymen ! — That worst of plagues, the detested TEA shipped for this port by the East India Company, is now arrived in the Harbor ; the Hour of Destruction, or manly opposition to the Machinations of Tyranny, stares you in the Face ; every Friend to his Country, to himself, and to Posterity is now called upon to meet at Faneuil Hall, at nine o'clock THIS DAY (at which time the bells will ring), to make united and successful resistance to this last, worst, and most destructive...
Page 173 - He succeeded in holding them in attentive silence till Mr. Rotch's return, at three quarters past five o'clock. The answer which he brought from the governor was, " that, for the honor of the laws, and from duty towards the king, he could not grant the permit, until the vessel was regularly cleared.
Page 175 - ... the dissolution. The Indians, as they were then called, repaired to the wharf where the ships lay that had the tea on board, and were followed by hundreds of people, to see the event of the transactions of those who made so grotesque an appearance.
Page 138 - We, the daughters of those patriots who have, and do now, appear for the public interest, and in that principally regard their posterity — as such, do with pleasure engage with them in denying ourselves the drinking of foreign tea, in hopes to frustrate a plan which tends to deprive a whole community of all that is valuable in life.
Page 154 - Gentlemen. — You are desired to meet at the Liberty Tree this day at twelve o'clock at noon, then and there to hear the persons to whom the TEA shipped by the East India Company is consigned, make a public resignation of their...
Page 170 - Friends ! Brethren ! Countrymen ! — The perfidious arts of your restless enemies to render ineffectual the resolutions of the body of the people, demand your assembling at the Old South Meeting-house precisely at two o'clock this day, at which time the bells will ring.
Page 220 - WASHINGTON always remained at the head-quarters till the opening of the campaign, and often remarked, in after life, that it had been her fortune to hear the first cannon at the opening, and the last at the closing, of all the campaigns of the revolutionary war.
Page 172 - Mr. Rotch reported that the Collector would not give him a clearance. He was then ordered upon his peril to get his ship ready for sea this day, enter a protest immediately against the...
Page 162 - Notwithstanding all the terrors which your Excellency has pictured to us as the effects of a total independence, there is more reason to dread the consequences of absolute uncontrolled power, whether of a nation or a monarch, than those of a total independence.