Stuff My Sisters Will Like

To Jenny, Katie and Laura, From Their Brother, Victor

The First Tea Party December 16, 2013

Filed under: History,Neat,Politics,Stuff — Fr. Victor Feltes @ 8:00 am

On this date, 240 years ago, colonial protestors dressed up as Mohawk warriors and tossed three ships’ 342 crates of tea into Boston Harbor, a cargo worth about 1.6 million (pre-tax) dollars today. Of this event, John Adams wrote in his diary:

“This is the most magnificent Movement of all. There is a Dignity, a Majesty, a Sublimity, in this last Effort of the Patriots, that I greatly admire. The People should never rise, without doing something to be remembered—something notable And striking. This Destruction of the Tea is so bold, so daring, so firm, intrepid and inflexible, and it must have so important Consequences, and so lasting, that I cant but consider it as an Epocha in History.”

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