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On November 5, 1773 Samuel Adams called a town meeting at Faneuil Hall in response to the tea crisis and declared anyone who aids or abets the unloading receiving or vending the tea is an enemy to America!
Samuel Adams, John Hancock and Paul Revere organized another meeting on November 29, 1773, the day after the Dartmouth arrived, at Faneuil Hall to discuss the situation.
An armed guard of patriots was posted at the wharf to prevent the cargo coming ashore.
The absolute deadline for payment of the Tea Tax was 20 days after the arrival of the consignment.
The attendees told Francis Rotch, the owner of the Dartmouth ship, to ask Governor Hutchinson for permission to sail out of Boston and back to England.
On December 16, 1773 yet another large meeting at the Old South Church in Boston was called.Background facts and information: British troops had been stationed in Boston since 1768 and gangs of local workers and sailors often clashed with British soldiers quartered in Boston.Tensions rose leading to the events of an incident that became known as the Boston Massacre.Boston patriots, dressed as Mohawk Indians, raided three British ships in Boston harbor and dumped 342 containers of tea into the harbor.The Boston Tea Party arose from the resentment of Boston colonists towards the British which had been fuelled by protest activities by patriots in the Sons of Liberty organization.Four ships were bound for Boston and one each for New York, Philadelphia, and Charleston.The colonists learned the details of the consignments whilst the ships were en route, and opposition began to mount.Over 5000 people showed up, so the meeting had to be moved to the Old South Meeting House to accommodate the thousands of Boston citizens.The meeting decided to demand that the tea be sent back to England with the tax unpaid. Make your own flashcards that can be shared with others.Learn with extra-efficient algorithm, developed by our team, to save your time.