Monday, December 17, 2012

Beating the Tea

Day 351

“After we had cleared the ships of the tea, it was discovered that very considerable quantities of it were floating upon the surface of the water; and to prevent the possibility of any of ifs being saved for use, a number of small boats ere manned by sailors and citizens, who rowed them into those parts of the harbor wherever the tea was visible, and by beating it with oars and paddles so thoroughly drenched it as to render its entire destruction inevitable.”  

~George Hewes~ a Mohawk on the ships on December 16 1773


This is one of my favorite quotations I found this year. It makes them sound so real; to think of all those men with funny hair going out in their boats to beat the tea it's really a very funny picture. 

I guess. If you don't have anything else to laugh at.

Maybe it might just be funny to me. 

Hope you like it anyway. 

Well Bye, 


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