Friday, June 9, 2017

The Gaspee's Mission

Narragansett Bay

From the book, When we destroyed the Gaspee: a story of Narragansett Bay in 1772:

"This vessel [Gaspee] of the king's was, in the beginning of March, sent to Narragansett Bay by the commissioners of customs at Boston, to prevent the people from breaking the revenue laws, and to put an end to what those gentlemen of Massachusetts were pleased to say was an illicit trade carried on between Newport and Providence."

Also see Detour June 9, 2013 

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