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21964
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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.
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22559
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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ladies declared they would not drink English tea or wear anything manufactured in England until the taxes were repealed for the American colonies.
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35989
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List of the ladies present at the Edenton Tea Party.
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36124
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Expected was the 1910 celebration: it was the bicentennial of New Bern’s founding. As for one not expected, the author explained its coming from the “tenor of the times.” It, hosted by the newly created historical society, had a guest list including descendants of Baron Christopher de Graffenried and Colonial homes open to visitors. Another aspect remembrance worthy was the first contribution to Tryon Palace’s 1950s restoration, a surplus from funds for the 1929 event.
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39005
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John Dawson, a native of Williamsburg, VA, was educated at William and Mary College and was appointed surveyor of Albemarle in 1754. Known later as Colonel Dawson, he practiced law and lived at Eden House, in Bertie County, NC. In 1758, Dawson eloped and married Penelope, orphaned daughter of NC Governor Gabriel Johnston. Penelope was one of the signers of the Edenton Tea Party Declaration.