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An account of the events that came to be known as the 'Edenton Tea-Party,' the resolution of protest against tax on tea drafted by fifty-one ladies of Edenton. Particular attention is given correcting misinformation and myth that the author feels permeated the popular account of the events at the time.
Under the roof of Mrs. Elizabeth King in Edenton, North Carolina, on October 25th, 1774, fifty-one patriotic ladies declared they would not drink English tea or wear anything manufactured in England until the taxes were repealed for the American colonies.