title: tea leaves being a collection of letters
and documents relating to the shipment of
tea to the american colonies in the year 1773,
by the east india tea company. (with an
introduction, notes, and biographical notices
of the boston tea party)
commentator: francis s. drake
editor: a.o. crane
release date: january 15, 2008
relating to the shipment of
to the american colonies in the year 1773, by
east india tea company
now first printed from the original manuscript.
with an introduction, notes, and biographical
notices of the boston tea party,
francis s. drake.
a.o. crane. 1884.
entered according to act of congress, at
has occasioned the preparation of the present
volume, though it has been so long buried in
obscurity, appears to have been originally
made with a view to publication. it was for
many years, and until his decease, in the
possession of mr. abel bowen, a well-known
engraver and publisher, of boston, sixty years
ago, and was obtained by him from a person
who procured it in halifax, n.s., whither many
valuable papers, both public and private,
relating to new england, were carried, when
in march, 1776, the british and tories
evacuated boston. it contains interesting
information relative to the tea troubles that
preceded the american revolution, much of it
new to students of that eventful period.
to the kindness of mrs. benjamin phipps and
mrs. charles g. butts, of chelsea, daughters of
mr. bowen, the publisher is indebted for
permission to make public this valuable
contribution to american history.
when contemplating the publication of "tea
leaves," we issued a circular, stating our
intention, and that, judging from the material
then in our possession, the book would
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