Journey to the American Founding

November 16 1773

The stories we’re seeing from the last half of 1772 and early 1773 are a mixture of change and continuity. Surrounding the mixture is an intensification of actions and decisions. The new and old twist together in revolving cycles. The pace is not what it once was—it has picked up speed.

Journey to the American Founding, Nov 16 1773

Excerpts from: Americanism Redux: November 16, on the journey to the American Founding, 250 years ago today, in 1773

Up and down the Atlantic seaboard, tensions are rising over the shipments of tea somewhere on the North Atlantic Ocean and slated to arrive in four colonial ports. Animosities of the past few years are blending in with the crisis that is expected to happen when the tea lands in Boston, New York City, Philadelphia, and Charleston.

Amidst the tensions, Benjamin Rush writes in an essay that he’s observing another rise—in anti-slavery sentiments, in support to stop enslavement as a labor practice.

Journey to the American Founding, Nov 16 1773, Anti-Slavery Sentiments

TITLE: Americanism Redux: November 16, on the journey to the American Founding, 250 years ago today, in 1773

By Dr. Dan Miller


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Reference: The Remnant Trust Collection

Item: #007 A Short History Of The Conduct Of The Present Ministry, With Regard To The American Stamp Act, published in 1766. An unidentified author describes the pivotal British imperial legislation of 1765 that many colonists in 1773 will look to as examples of how to proceed in resisting the tea that is headed their way.

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