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Account of a man tarred & feathered...



Item # 601358

December 9, 1769

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Dec. 9, 1769 

* Tarred and Feathered in America

The front page has a report from Philadelphia headed: "America" which has a great account of a customs informer, who: "...The informer was this day seen fro the first time since he informed; they seized him, bound him, tarred him from head to foot, feathered him, , led him through the streets, huzzaed him at every Custom house Officer's door, & made a great parade at the Collector's. They then set the poor wretch in the pillory for a quarter of an hour, afterwards carted him, after which they washed the tarry wretch in the mud of one of our docks & then dismissed him." (see)
The back page has a report from Boston which mentions efforts to create their own woolen manufacturers in the colonies rather than supporting: "...their brethren of Great Britain." Also mention that merchants of Salem & Marblehead: "...have come to an agreement not to import nor purchase any European manufactures...Some articles lately imported...have been delivered up to a committee...to be stored till the late oppressive Revenue Acts are repealed."
Eight pages, 8 by 11 1/4 inches, very nice condition.

Category: The 1600's and 1700's

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