Ebenzer Cutler buying Tea, 1770

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Ebenzer Cutler buying Tea, 1770 - port. B O S T O N, June 8. We cannot give our...
port. B O S T O N, June 8. We cannot give our Readers any Thing that can be depended on as to the Article of the Duty on Tea. The Report at Falmouth was, that the Duty on Tea would be taken off this Sdiion of Parliament, and that they expected to have the Account by the next Poft. At Briftol it was thought the Duty would nor be taken off. A few Days more will determine one Way or the other A Letter from Connecticut - mentions, that the uni - verfal Consternation the Contents and Purport of the , late Letter they received from the Trade at New - York gave the People of all Ranks there, was'eafier to be conceived than exorefled, nor to bt conceived but by thofe who have been pre fent at News of fpme publick Misfortune firft fpreading. ' July a. On Thurfday Morning laft, one Ebenezer Cutler of Oxford came to Bolton, and pulling out fome Quantity of Money, began Difcourf'es with feveral Per - fons concerning buyingJTea, and in fpecial infulted one of the Committee of Infpection of Land - carriages at the South End, repeatedly declaring he woald buy Tea, or what he pleafed, and of whom he pleafed, without Regaid to any honourable Committee. men, or any other Men. In the Afternoon he returned to the South End, where he began the Farce, and boaftingly fhewed a Bag of Tea, containing about 1 Pounds on which the Committee - man aforefaid grew a little more ferious with him, and told him, - he thought the Offences he offered him as an Individual deferved Refentment, "but when through him he meant to infult the Community, - he looked ,npon himfelf in Honour obliged to inform the People of his Behaviour. Considerable palled on this Head, when he agreed to deliver the Tea into the Cuftody of a Friend, till'the Trade fhould be open; and he departed for that Time. About Four o'Clbck on Friday Morning, Two Waggons were heard driving haftily out of Town, which being detected in little Cambridge, on Examination, were found laden with Goods imported (as he fayi) by Theophilus Lillie, contrary to the Merchants Agreement. Mr. Cutler, tho' he feemed very obftreperous at firft, confented to return to Town with the Goods, and put them under the Care of the Committee of Infpection, there to be rtored till x general Importation fhould take Place Mr. Lil - lier Concern in thefe Goods is very apparent, he having hired ft Horfeand Chaife at Charles.Town to go to Oxford the fame Day, and we hear that the Inhabitants of that Place have teilified their great Difpleafure at the Man who' hired the Hot fe and Carriage to a perfidious Importer

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  1. The Maryland Gazette,
  2. 19 Jul 1770, Thu,
  3. Page 2

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