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Wednesday, June 13, 2007

How much tea?

Dorothy Duckinsie, Invention / Things Historian

The Boston Tea Party destroyed 342 chests of tea. The East India Company claimed to have lost £9,659, which would equal around a million smackaroos today. That is a big statement by the colonists and a huge loss for the East India Company. The statement got its exclamation point the following day when colonists drifted around the harbor in boats, beating any floating tea with their oars.

As a little side note, Benjamin Franklin wanted the lost money to be repaid.

By: Dorothy Duckinsie, Invention / Things Historian
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