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Gov. Francis Bernard’s View of the Stamp Act Riots

Royal governor Francis Bernard had, not surprisingly, a different view of the Stamp Act protests of 14 Aug 1765 from those men I quoted yesterday.Bernard’s view came mainly from the Council chamber of the Town House (now Old State House), where...
From: Boston 1775 on 16 Aug 2015

“They stampd the Image & timber & made a great bonfire”

Yesterday I started quoting John Avery’s 19 Aug 1765 letter describing Boston’s first public anti-Stamp protest five days before. He continued this way:About Day [i.e., the end of the day] the Mob to about three thousand assembled & cut...
From: Boston 1775 on 15 Aug 2015

“A Stampman hanging on a Tree”

This is the 250th anniversary of Boston’s first public demonstration against the Stamp Act, which set off a wave of similar protests in the other ports of British North America. One of the best sources on that event is a letter from Boston merchant...
From: Boston 1775 on 14 Aug 2015

The Flight of the Stampmen in the Boston Gazette

In preparation for the next two days of Stamp Act sestercentennial events in Boston, I looked up the issue of the Boston Gazette for Monday, 12 Aug 1765.That was the last issue published before effigies appeared on the big South End elm. It’s easily...
From: Boston 1775 on 13 Aug 2015

Tyler on the Hutchinson House at Old North, 26 Aug.

As I described yesterday, on the night of 26 Aug 1765, Bostonians ripped apart the North End house of Lt. Gov. Thomas Hutchinson (shown here at a happier moment). This action was connected to the town’s ongoing protests against the Stamp Act. Hutchinson...
From: Boston 1775 on 4 Aug 2015

Reenacting a Riot along Washington Street, 15 Aug.

As I wrote yesterday, on 14 August the Revolution 250 coalition will host a ceremony illuminating and hanging lanterns in Liberty Tree Plaza, at the intersection of Washington and Boylston Streets, to commemorate the sestercentennial of Boston’s...
From: Boston 1775 on 2 Aug 2015

Peter Oliver Explains the “Black Regiment”

Peter Oliver was the last Chief Justice of Massachusetts under royal rule. His brother was Lt. Gov. Andrew Oliver, and their family was connected by marriage to Gov. Thomas Hutchinson.Massachusetts Whigs saw the Hutchinson-Oliver faction as apologists...
From: Boston 1775 on 26 Feb 2015

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