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This article looks at the provincial tax structure of colonial North Carolina while under the governance of colonial Governors Dobbs and Tryon. Characterized as inequitable, maladministered, inefficient, and plagued by corruption, the tax structure depended highly on the poll tax and imported liquor duties for provincial tax revenue. Details on how taxes were collected, accounted for, and disbursed as well as the common abuses are included.
In protest to the British Crown and Parliament’s taxing tea, the colonial dames of Wilmington burnt their tea. The Wilmington Tea Party was a demonstration procession that occurred in early April, 1775, months after women in Edenton held their protest.