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Bordman, Andrew (1743-1817) to John Winship

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05098 Author/Creator: Bordman, Andrew (1743-1817) Place Written: Middlesex County, Massachusetts Type: Autograph document signed Date: 23 November 1773 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Orders Winship to notify Cambridge freeholders of a meeting to discuss Parliament's passage of a tea tax by way of empowering the East India Company to export tea. Also notifies him of a proposed meeting of several towns to consider responses to the Tea Act. A note by Winship on the verso acknowledges his compliance. Bordman was the town clerk of Middlesex. Winship was the constable of Cambridge, Massachusetts. Written just before the Boston Tea Party

People: Bordman, Andrew, 1743-1817.
Winship, John, 1754-1822.

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Keywords/Subjects: Boston Tea Party, Taxes or Taxation, Merchants and Trade, Commerce, Finance, Revolutionary War, Government and Civics, Rebellion

Sub Era: Road to Revolution