In June 1767 -...

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In June 1767, Adams's financial problems as tax collector came to a head. The city  brought suit against him, and an appeal court ruled that he should pay the full amount,  beginning with a payment of 1,463 pounds nine months hence. In March 1768, he  appeared with a petition seeking more time, and, after a hot debate at a town meeting,  he was given an additional six months. In 1769, when the matter came up yet again,  Adams had grown so popular that he was able to shift the burden of tax collection to  another man and wean himself of the entire matter. Meanwhile, anti-Tory sentiment had continued to grow in Boston. Adams had created a  "black list" of Tories and published it in the  Boston Gazette ; he demanded that votes in  the Massachusetts House be recorded by name, and the Tories who opposed Adams's  men found their names publicly announced. While Governor Bernard tried to counter by 
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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.

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