Bostonian Times

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Historical Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic
The Boston Tea Party's Newspaper Report.(BAsed on the book 'Johnny Tremain'.)

Submitted: April 01, 2015

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December 17, 1773

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Boston News

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Does Anyone Want Some Tea?

Written By: Hannah Tyer

There has been a commotion at the Boston Harbor! Bostonians and British soldiers watched in awe as about sixty men disguised as Indians threw a total of 342 crates of tea, belonging to the ‘British East India Company’, into the Harbor. These ships involved were the Dartmouth, the Eleanor, and the Beaver. No one made an attempt to stop this disturbance from happening. The Indians did not seem to destroy anything on these ships, according to the ships’ captains.

These so called “Indians” left with smug smiles on their faces, but those smiles will not be there for long. The British government has punished Boston with an additional fee in order to pay for all of the spoiled tea. If the “Rebels” do not come forth, the Boston Harbor will be closed until the Boston Port Bill is paid. Bostonians are furious and causing riots.

“It’s cruel!” Lydia Lyte cries. “Why should I be taxed when the soldiers know I didn’t do it?”

“I now wish that the Rebels didn’t destroy the tea,” Mark Andrew Good says solemnly. “I’m already poor enough as it is with all these taxes. Now that they’re adding another one, I think I’m going to go into poverty.”


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