We Were There at the Boston Tea Party

We Were There at the Boston Tea Party

We Were There #3
by Robert N. Webb, E. F. Ward (Illustrator), Louis Leo Snyder (Historical Consultant)
Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap
©1956, Item: 41297
Hardcover, 175 pages
Not in stock

Historical Setting: Boston, Massachusetts, 1773

Young Jeremy Winthrop and his sister Deliverance peered through their spy glass at the ship bound for Boston harbor that day in November, 1773. D-A-R-T—the tea ship Dartmouth!

The two rushed to patriot Sam Adams' house with the news. And soon Adams' warning rumbled through the streets of Boston— "The Dartmouth is here, bearing in her hold the brew that may steep us in a war of revolution." No wonder there might be trouble! Boston was in a rebellious mood. To the colonists tea meant taxation by the English king without representation.

The weeks that followed were filled with adventure as Jeremy and Del joined in the conspiracy against the Dartmouth and its cargo. There were messages to be delivered to John Hancock and Paul Revere—and red-coated British "lobster-backs" to be avoided with the help of Adams' shaggy black dog, Queue.

Then at last came the night of December 16. Redskinned "Mohawks" stole silently aboard the Dartmouth as she lay at anchor, and tomahawks crashed down on chest after chest of tea. It was a party—a Boston Tea Party, and one of the first strikes for liberty. Jeremy Winthrop, the youngest "Mohawk" of them all, was a proud part of it.

We Were There books are easy to read and provide exciting, entertaining stories, based upon true historic events. Each story is checked for factual accuracy by an outstanding authority on this particular phase of our history. Though written simply enough for young readers, they make interesting reading for boys and girls well into their teens.

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