was rescued from the revenue officers, whose ship
named Liberty, was destroyed.1
Just as this was heard of at Boston
's Circular promising relief from all ‘real’ grievances and a repeal of the duties on glass, paper and colors, as contrary to the true principles of commerce, was received by Bernard
, and was immediately made public.
At once the merchants, assembling on the twenty-seventh of July, voted unanimously, that this partial repeal was insufficient, since the duty on tea was to be retained to save ‘the right’ of taxing; and it was resolved to send for no more goods from Great Britain
, a few specified articles excepted, unless the revenue Acts should be repealed.
The inhabitants of the town were to purchase nothing from violators of this engagement; the names of recusant importers were to be published;2
and the Acts of Trade themselves came under the consideration of a committee,3
appointed to prepare a statement of the embarrassments to commerce, growing out of the late regulations.4
In the midst of this commotion Bernard
, having completed his pecuniary arrangements with Hutchinson
to his own satisfaction,5
on the evening of the last day of July left Boston
to sail for Europe
‘He was ’