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We need money to pay off our debt. We'll tax the colonists! Only the East India Company will be able to sell them tea, and this tea has a tax.
I, Thomas Hutchingson, say that no ship will leave the harbor until the tea is unloaded.
We won't buy the tea!
The Sons of Liberty will march in tonight, disguised as Indians, to unload the tea.
We are just here to unload the tea.
What do you want?
Benjamin Franklin offered to pay for the tea if the harbor reopened, but nothing could change Governor Hutchingson's mind.
Boston Harbor is closed, and it will not be reopened for anyone!!
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