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Fleet, Thomas (1732-1797) Boston evening post. [No. 2029 (August 15, 1774)]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC08749 Author/Creator: Fleet, Thomas (1732-1797) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Newspaper 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.

Background Information: 15 August 1774

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

Subjects: Revolutionary WarGovernment and CivicsCommerceMerchants and TradeSiege of BostonPetitionMilitary HistoryLawGlobal History and CivicsForeign Affairs

Sub Era: Road to Revolution

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