December 13, 1769

"Homespun Ball" to Protest Townshend Duties Held in Williamsburg

Held in the Capitol to honor Lord Botetourt, nearly 100 people attended a ball in the Capitol at Williamsburg, where, according to the newspaper, they "appeared in homespun gowns; a lively and striking instance of their acquiescence and concurrence in whatever may be the true and essential interest of their country."

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