Revolutionary War: Northern Campaign
The Boston Tea Party.
Ebenezer Fox provides an interesting account of events leading up to and after the dumping of the tea. The colonies were in a state of great depression, impoverished and dispirited.
“Throughout the country, hardly a town could be found, which had not sent out its little band of warriors, or aided in defraying the expenses of the soldiers, and many had lost relatives or friends in the prolonged contest; while those who returned to their homes were, many of them, sick and enfeebled from the exposure and hardships which…