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Accession number FIC.2013
Title Letter from Peleg Clarke to John Fletcher regarding events of the Boston Tea Party.
Date 1773 November 28
Extent of Description One (1) page measuring 7.625" X 13.5".
Scope & Content A letter written from Captain Peleg Clarke (1734-1803) to John Fletcher, his financial agent in London. Clarke describes the events surrounding the Boston Tea Party on the night of November 27, 1773.

At the time of the riot, Clarke had just arrived in Boston with a cargo of molasses, hemp, canvas and tea. In his letter, Clarke describes the sacking of East India Company agent Richard Clarke’s house, and his fears about unloading the tea in his posession.

Pieces of the letter appear to have been cut out at top left and bottom right.
People Clarke, Peleg
Clarke, Richard
Fletcher, John
Subjects Business & finance
Commerce
Correspondence
Riots
Riots & demonstrations
Tea
Search Terms Boston Tea Party