Dear Aunt Martha, it was the morning after the attack on the lieutenant governor's house. I think it's a bit cruel that the mob burned the lieutenant governor's house burning his book, papers, stealing his money including his sister's and daughter's clothes. It may be cruel but it did get their attention, and they do support the Stamp Act that is keeping us from having total freedom, so I suppose what they did wasn't so bad.
We will not use your British goods!
In 1965, in the middle of August, a dangerous mob , on the account of the stamp duty did considerable mischief. They destroyed all the goods & papers of the comptroller, judge of the admiralty, distributor of the stamps, as well as every individual article in the house of the lieutenant governor. Burning all his books and papers, carrying off even his clothes, as well as his sister and daughter.
In most of the northern colonies they have obliged the stamp-officers to resign their places. They obliged the stamp distributor to promise not to exercise his office, and the stamped papers were obliged to be taken on board a man of war, to secure them from the rage of the populace. The Lawyers in New Jersey, & c. have resolved not to use the stamped papers.
The merchants soon after met and resolved to have no more goods shipped from Great Britain unless the stamp act be repealed The governor having secured the stamp paper in Fort George, a great assembly of persons, preceded by lights, went to the fort, took from the stables, the governor's coach, which with his effigy they burnt, with every mark of contempt & exasperation, under the guns of the fort. The next day they forced from his excellency a declaration, that he would have nothing to do with the stamps.