Fleet, Thomas (1732-1797) Boston evening post. [No. 2029 (August 15, 1774)]
Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC08749
Author/Creator: Fleet, Thomas (1732-1797)
Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts
Date: 15 August 1774
Pagination: 4 p. : newspaper ; 40 x 25 cm.
Summary of Content: Printed by John and Thomas Fleet. Signed by Mr. [John?] Porter. Contains a report on the opposition of English politicians William Dowdeswell and John Dunning to the passage of the Port Bill of 1774. Dunning states ”It now appears to me, that the inhabitants of Boston are much in the same condition as prisoners surrendering at discretion ... ” Includes petitions opposing the Port Bill presented to the House of Commons by Americans residing in England. Contains a report on the Quartering Act of 1774 (page two). Mentions other news related to British government, including a recent Parliamentary Act banning town meetings without permission from the Governor (page three). Contains advertisements, notices of sale, and miscellaneous reward posts.
People: Fleet, Thomas, 1732-1797., Fleet, John, 1734-1806., Dowdeswell, William, 1721-1775., Dunning, John, Baron Ashburton, 1731-1783.
Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783
Keywords/Subjects: Revolutionary War;, Government and Civics;, Commerce;, Merchants and Trade;, Siege of Boston;, Petition;, Military History;, Law;, Global History and Civics;, Foreign Affairs;
Sub Era: Road to Revolution
Background: 15 August 1774
LOC Search Terms: United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783., Massachusetts--History--Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775., Great Britain. Stamp Act (1765)., United States--Politics and government--1771-1780., Great Britain--Politics and government--1771-1780., United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783--Causes.Order Image