The Dartmouth, the Eleanor, and the Beaver

The people of Boston were very angry when they head that these ships were on their way from England with 340 chests of tea. The Sons of Liberty reminded all the colonists that the Tea Act would ruin the colonies. Many merchants who had been smuggling tea from Holland were also angry, because East India Company tea under the Tea Act would be cheaper. So when the ships arrived, Samuel Adams tried to convince the customs officials to send the ships back to England with the East India Company tea. They refused to comply.

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