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4965
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The first recorded women's political rally in America took place when Penelope Barker organized fifty women to participate in the Edenton Tea Party on October 25, 1774, in order to send the English government a message of what women in North Carolina were prepared to do to resist repressive laws. Smith recounts the life of this revolutionary woman.
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10045
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Penelope Barker had had an eventful life even before the famous Edenton Tea Party. She had three husbands and lost two to death; the third died in 1787. She bore six children, mothered three of her first husband's, and saw eight of her children die. The Edenton Tea party took place on October 25, 1774 and is the first recorded women's political rally in America. Barker organized fifty women to participate in order to send the English government a message of what women in North Carolina were prepared to do to resist repressive laws.
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We the People of North Carolina (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 2 Issue 7, Nov 1944, p15-17, il, por, bibl
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36269
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The measurement of Edenton’s historical significance to North Carolina extends back the mid eighteenth century, when it was the state capital. The measure of its history extends to modern day, with the town’s efforts to preserve its Colonial roots. This is evident in facilities such as the courthouse, built in 1767, and historic houses such as the Barker House, built in 1783.
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38725
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Penelope Padgett, was much married, marrying first to John Hodgson, second to James Craven, and third Thomas Barker. She was probably the wealthiest woman in North Carolina at the time from all the accumulated estates from her husbands. On Oct. 25, 1774, Penelope Barker organized the Edenton Tea Party, at the home of Ms. Elizabeth King and they served mulberry tea. At this party, fifty-one women of Edenton met and signed a petition to stop buying English tea and stop wearing clothing made from cloth manufactured in England. Once word got to England of the Edenton Tea Party, the women were ridiculed in print and cartoons. But the actions of these ladies were praised all over the colonies for showing their opposition of the Intolerable Acts. Penelope Barker died in 1796 at the age of sixty-six.