The Peggy Stewart

The Maryland cargo vessel, the Peggy Stewart, burned on October 19, 1774 as a punishment for violating the boycott on tea imports that had been imposed in respond to the British treatment of Bostonians after the Tea Party. Americans came to view the burning of the Peggy Stewart as a heroic action because the people who had demanded the burning of the Peggy Stewart were patriots in resisting the British Tea Act.

Patriots burning the Peggy Stewart.

Patriots burning the Peggy Stewart.

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