History Of Massachusetts (volume 1); From 1764, To July, 1775: From 1764, to July, 1775

Paperback | January 31, 2012

byAlden Bradford

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1822. Excerpt: ... no hope of justice from an arbitrary government; especially, when it is recollected, that no personal insult was offered to any one, and no depredations were committed on the property of those, who were the innocent agents in transporting the tea into the province. When it was found nothing could be effected in a regular way, the meeting was broken up; and a number of men in disguise proceeded, late in the evening, to the vessels, then lying at the wharf, which had the tea on board: And in a short time, every chest was taken out, and the contents thrown into the sea; but no injury was done to any other part of the cargoes. f The ardent and patriotic feelings, excited on this occasion, were not confined to the citizens of Boston. Meetings were holden in most of the towns in the vicinity,:): and resolutions adopted, approving of the spirited conduct of their brethren in the metropolis, and pledging their lives to assist in support of their violated rights. It was not, that they fully justified the act of violence in destroying the tea; for this was not committed by the vote or consent of the town: But was a plan concerted by a few individuals in secret; who finding, that the repeated application of the citizens for the return of the tea was unavailing, had resolved to take the law into their own hands, and to render abortive an insidious measure of the The inhabitant of the town, generally, had no knowledge of the event, until the next day. It is supposed, the number of those concerned in the affair was about fifty: But who they were has been only a matter of conjecture to the present day. Some of them are believed to be now living. t Mr. Rotch was owner of the first and largest vessel, which brought the tea to Boston, at this time: But his conduct was ent...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1822. Excerpt: ... no hope of justice from an arbitrary government; especially, when it is recollected, that no personal insult was offered to an...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:128 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.27 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217221963

ISBN - 13:9780217221962

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