Monthly Archives: November 2013

The Cursed Tea Act

The Tea Act was a law passed by British Parliament in 1773 which forced the colonists to pay a 3 penny tax on every pound of tea! This Act gave the East India Company a monopoly on selling tea to … Continue reading

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Boarding Time

Once the Sons of Liberty arrived at Griffin’s Wharf disguised in their Mohawk clothing, they boarded each ship and began their patriotic work. They were careful not to damage any of the other cargo aboard the ships while they were … Continue reading

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The Final Orders of Thomas Hutchinson

When Francis Rotch returned to the Old South Meeting House with Royal Governor Thomas Hutchinson’s orders, the tension was palpable. Because only he had the power to send the Dartmouth, the Eleanor, and the Beaver back to England. But Hutchinson … Continue reading

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