They did not like this new tax, they were forced to pay.
We should go get revenge and dump the tea at the Boston Harbor.
We should dress like Mohawks and do it.
Let's go get our revenge!
That midnight Boston sons of Liberty threw out 342 chests of tea.
The Boston Tea Party started in December 17th, 1773. There was a meeting of the citizens of the county of Suffolk, convened at one of the churches in Boston, for the purpose of consulting on what measures might expedient to prevent the landing of the tea.
We immediately dressed our self's in the costume of an Indian, equipped with a small hatchet, which I and my associates denominated the tomahawk, with which, and a club, after having painted my face and hands with coal dust in the shop of a blacksmith, I repaired to Griffin's wharf, where the ships lay that contained the tea.
When we arrived at the wharf, there were three of our number who assumed an authority to direct our operations, to which we readily, submitted. They divided us into three parties, for the purpose of boarding the three ships which contained the tea at the same time.
We then were ordered by our commander to open the hatches, and take out all the chest of the tea and throw them overboard, and we immediately proceed to execute his orders; first cutting and splitting the chests with our tomahawks, so as thoroughly to expose them to the effects of the water.
We were then surrounded by British armed ships, but no attempt was made to resist us. We then quickly retired our several places of residence, without having any conversation with each other, or taking any measures to discover who were our associates.