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