1768 - Seizure by British customs officials in Boston of Liberty

Event Summary

Seizure by British customs officials in Boston of Liberty

Date

June 10, 1768

Description

Seizure by British customs officials in Boston of Liberty, a merchant sloop owned by prominent merchant John Hancock, for failure to pay duties; Daniel Malcolm leads the colonists in dockside resistance. John Adams agrees to defend Hancock.

Lecture

Politics/Diplomacy/Policy

Timeline 1

The Revolutionary Atlantic, 1750-1815

Record ID

330