In response to the unpopular act, tea agents in many American cities resigned or canceled orders, and merchants refused consignments. In Boston, however, Governor Thomas Hutchinson resolved to uphold the law and ordered that three ships arriving in Boston Harbor be allowed to despoit their cargoes and that appropriate payment be made for the goods. This policy prompted about sixty men, including some members of the Sons of Liberty , to board the ships on the night of December 16, 1 773 (disguised as Native Americans) and dump the tea chests into the water. The event became known as the Boston Tea Party .
Another march was held on September 12, 2010, in Washington, with a "thousands-strong" crowd.  Two other major tea parties were held in Sacramento, California , which attracted 25,000–50,000, and St. Louis, Missouri , in addition to many local tea parties across the country. 
In this letter, Boston merchant John Andrews makes reference to the Coercive Acts of 1774 (called the Intolerable Acts in the colonies), which were passed ...
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