BOSTON TEA PARTY.
The Pennsylvania Gazette. Containing the freshest Advices, Foreign and Domestic. Philadelphia: printed by Hall and Sellers, January 5, 1774. No 2350.
Bifolium (408 x 248 mm). Light toning, archival tape at hinge, some tiny chips to fore-edge.
WITH EARLY NEWS OF THE BOSTON TEA PARTY in Benjamin Franklin's former paper. The notice on p 3 reads in part, "...the People, tho' unanimously determined that the East India Company's Tea should not be sold nor landed, nor remain in Harbour long enough, to be liable (according to an act of the British Parliament) to the Payment of the Duty ... they took every possible Measure in their Power, to get rid of the Tea, with as little Danger as possible to the Property of the Owners...." The notice goes on to state that since the Governor made it impossible for the People to destroy only the tea, the subsequent damage to property was the fault of the Governor and other British forces.