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Unformatted text preview: from selling tea to pay the salaries of royal governorsAdams orchestrated a stalemate where several tea ships were stalled in Boston harbor, unable to offload their tea because of threats by the Sons of Liberty. However, the ships could not return to England without paying duty on the shipment. On December 16, 1773, the night before customs agents were to seize the tea, Adams gathered Boston residents and warned them of the consequences of the Tea Act. After the meeting, several hundred Sons of Liberty dressed as Native Americans boarded the ships and dumped nearly three-hundred boxes of high-quality tea into the harborthereby ending the stalemate and enraging the British....
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This note was uploaded on 12/12/2011 for the course HIST 1320 taught by Professor Murphy during the Fall '08 term at Texas State.
- Fall '08