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The Most Extraordinary Murder

On July 2, 1778, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts hanged Bathsheba Ruggles Spooner and Continental soldier Ezra Ross, together with British soldiers Sgt. James Buchanan... The post The Most Extraordinary Murder appeared first on Journal of the American...

Marshfield’s Special Spot on the Road to Concord, 7 July

On Thursday, 7 July, I’ll speak on “The Road to Concord: How Massachusetts Moved Toward War in 1774-75” at the Winslow House in Marshfield. There will be a book signing and light refreshments afterwards. Admission is $5 for members...
From: Boston 1775 on 5 Jul 2016

Timothy Ruggles Makes His Case

I’m going to jump ahead of the sestercentennial anniversaries to finish the story of Timothy Ruggles’s refusal to sign the results of the Stamp Act Congress he had presided over.In 1766, the Massachusetts House demanded to know what Ruggles...
From: Boston 1775 on 26 Oct 2015

Timothy Ruggles’s Challenge

One of the Stamp Act Congress’s first actions was to elect Timothy Ruggles as the presiding officer. People expected him to be more moderate than his fellow Massachusetts delegate, James Otis, Jr.People also expected Ruggles to sign the public documents...
From: Boston 1775 on 25 Oct 2015

The Choice between Ruggles and Otis

One of the first acts of the Stamp Act Congress when it convened in New York in October 1765 was to elect a chairman.Arguably, that was the first political office to derive its authority from the thirteen colonies that would form the U.S. of A. eleven...
From: Boston 1775 on 8 Oct 2015

When the Stamp Act Congress Convened

On 7 Oct 1765, the Stamp Act Congress convened at City Hall in New York (shown here). It was a week behind schedule.As proposed by the Massachusetts House of Representatives back in June, this was a convention of delegates from the colonial legislatures...
From: Boston 1775 on 7 Oct 2015

Massachusetts Issues Invitations for a Stamp Act Congress—in New York

Two hundred fifty years ago on this date, the Massachusetts General Court took its first step to counter the new Stamp Act.The process started two days earlier when James Otis, Jr., of Boston, proposed that the assembly respond to “the many difficulties...
From: Boston 1775 on 8 Jun 2015

John Adams and “Uncle Fairfield”

I’ve been reviewing the Boston 1775 postings related to the caucus, starting with this one from 2008. That quoted John Adams’s 1763 description of what he’d heard about the “Caucas Clubb” that met in Thomas Dawes’s attic. His list of members...
From: Boston 1775 on 12 Nov 2013

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