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On This Day: December 16, 1773: “This Destruction of the Tea is so bold, so daring, so firm, intrepid, and inflexible, and it must have important Consequences, and so lasting, that I can’t but consider it as an Epocha in History.” – John Adams

On November 28, 1773, the Dartmouth sailed into Boston’s port. The ship was full of tea. There had already been trouble in Philadelphia when the ship had tried to unload its cargo. A ship had been blown away from the … Continue reading

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Today In History: Dec. 16, 1773

On November 28, 1773, the Dartmouth sailed into port in Boston. It was full of tea. There had already been trouble in Philadelphia when the tea ship had tried to unload its cargo. A ship had been blown away from … Continue reading

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The Books: “Samuel Adams : The Father of American Independence” (Dennis Brindell Fradin)

Next Daily Excerpt: Next book in my American history section is Samuel Adams: The Father of American Independence by Dennis Brindell Fradin This book is an over-size hardcover – and it’s filled with paintings, woodcuts, engravings, newspaper cartoons from the … Continue reading

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Presidents: “This Destruction of the Tea”

Entry in John Adams’ diary, December 17, 1773 – day after the Boston Tea Party 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 … Continue reading

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1773: John Adams: “an Epocha in History”

ENTRY IN JOHN ADAMS’ DIARY, December 17, 1773 – day after the Boston Tea Party 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 … Continue reading

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John to Abigail: “the Project of the Tea”

On December 17, 1773 came what would eventually be known as the Boston Tea Party. John Adams wrote about in his journal and said “This is the most magnificent Movement of all … I can’t but consider it as an … Continue reading

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John Adams, Dec. 17, 1773: “I consider it as an Epocha in History”

ENTRY IN JOHN ADAMS’ DIARY, December 17, 1773 – day after the Boston Tea Party: 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 … Continue reading

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