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Boston still brags about its Tea Party, but one hundred years before they started throwing out tea in Boston, North Carolina was throwing out governors in this state. In protest of the tax on tobacco, open rebellion began in 1677. In 1766, many North Carolina towns were also up in arms about the Stamp Act, and the people of Wilmington had their own tea party while under the leadership of Ashe, Harnett, and others. Inhabitants marched on Governor Tyron's house and demanded the surrender of the official in charge of the stamps.
The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 7 Issue 51, May 1940, p1, 23, 26
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