September 18, 2017

The brig Dalton was privateer based out of Newburyport, Massachusetts. On October 7, 1776, the vessel’s owners petitioned the Massachusetts Committee of Safety for a Letter of Marque.  According to the petition, the privateer was “one hundred and sixty tons, armed with...

September 11, 2017

Our friends at Revolution250 Boston have been hard at work researching the events surrounding the 1767 “Pope’s Night” celebration, which was clearly influenced by the political and economic tensions surrounding the Townsend Duties.  

So what was Pope’s Night (also known...

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