October 18, 1773

Philadelphia Citizens Protest Tea Act

Assembling at the State House, Philadelphians draft a set of resolutions to protest the Tea Act as "a violent Attack upon the Liberties of America." On November 5, the Boston Town Meeting resolves that anyone attempting to unload the tea should be considered "an enemy to America." The people of Plymouth, Massachusetts, meet on December 7 to resolve that the reasons for opposing the act "are extremely well expressed by the late judicious resolves of the worthy citizens of Philadelphia" and that Boston's were "highly deserving the gratitude of all who are interested in or with the prosperity of America."

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