Date: February 29, 1768 “Messieurs Edes & Gi[ll,] Please to insert the following. May it please you –, We have for a long Time known your Enmity to this Province.  We have had full Proof of your Cruelty to a loyal People.  No Age has perhaps furnished a more glaring Instance of obstinate Perseverance in [...]

“For the New-York Journal. It appears by the eastern papers, that the public spirited measures, for the encouragement of frugality, industry, and American manufactures, still spread and increase, in all the New-England provinces, notwithstanding the utmost endeavours of some malignant and infamous writers that infest them; among whom, one who stiles himself A True Patriot [...]

Little Jackanips Has Buried Himself in His Own Dirt

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To The True Patriot [i.e. to the pseudonymous Boston Evening-Post writer styling himself A True Patriot of Swanzey], alias, – – creature, If there had been the least spark of modesty in your whole composition, after being publickly detected in the most impudent malicious fals[e]hoods, you would have bid a lasting adieu to scribbling; at [...]

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All was Hurry and Confusion – At Least in My Head

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Date: December 28, 1767 “Friends, countrymen, and fellow-citizens” of Britain!  “A very little time will convince you that my sole motive for addressing you, was the hearty good wishes, and sincere desire I ever shall have of” serving myself.  “At that time I” tho’t “I saw nothing but hurry and confusion taking place” – “many [...]

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Trickle Down Economics of the Townshend Duties Good for Americans

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“To the Publishers of the Boston Evening-Post. Here stood her Opium, here she nursed her Owls, And here she plann’d the imperial Seat of Fools. Pope. When the True Patriot considers the benevolent dispositions and most respectable characters of the worthy triumvirate that have been pleased to treat him with an inundation of grub-street and [...]

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Provincials Are Scarcely Permitted to Vend Egg-shells Beyond Their Boundaries

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“Messieurs Edes & Gill, Please to insert the following. I have seen enough of life to make me cautious of trusting to a fair outside; yet when I find a truly good and honest man, be his tenets in religion or philosophy what they may, I regard him as a pearl of great price.  It [...]

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Do Not Oppose Men his Majesty May See Fit to Put into Public Employ

Date: September 28, 1767 Messirs. Fleets, Please to insert the following in your next. Its proper Power to hurt each Creature feels, Bulls aim their Horns, and Asses lift their Heels. Pope. Amongst the many great and daring steps lately taken by the pretended Patriots of this province to promote discord, and alienate the minds [...]

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Grind the Faces of the Poor by Rapine or Close-fisted Usury

“Messirs Fleets, Meeting with your Evening-Post of September 21st, I was surprized to find an Address to the good People of this Province, dated from Swanzey, conceived in such Terms; I hoped that T-sd les[?] were confined to Taunton, but I find you have his Parallel among you at Boston, for I am positive the [...]

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Blow-Coals who Sower the Minds of the Unwary and Ignorant

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“Messirs. Fleets, If you think the annexed Piece worth publishing, I must desire you’ll insert it as sent you. To the good People of this Province. Soyez Sage. I am extreamly grieved to see those who pretend to pride themselves in the love and prosperity of their country, and stile themselves patriots (at this critical [...]

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Suffolk Resolves in Full Text

Date: September 9, 1774 “At a meeting of the delegates of every town and district in the county of Suffolk, on Tuesday, the 6th of September, at the house of Mr. Richard Woodward, of Dedham, and, by adjournment, at the house of Mr. Daniel Vose, of Milton, on Friday, the 9th instant, Joseph Palmer, Esq., [...]

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