Name

Daniel Malcolm

Career

Mariner

Occupation 1

sea captain

Occupation 2

smuggler

Identifier

Boston

Region

NA/New England region

Era

Maritime Republic (1751-1815)

Born

1725

Died

1769

Source

DAB

Text

Text ... Daniel became a sea-captain and owned several vessels...
In February 1768, a schooner of Malcolm�s laden with sixty pipes of wine came into Boston harbor. He ordered her to anchor among the islands five miles out, landed the cargo in the night, and had it carried in drays to safety, each load being guarded by men with clubs. A few days later he called and presided at a meeting of the merchants of Boston, at which they entered into an agreement not to import any good from Great Britain for a year and a half. Of this event Gov. Francis Bernard wrote to London: �This may be said to be the first movement of the merchants against the Acts of Parliament.� In June 10, 1768, John Hancock�s sloop Liberty was seized by the customs officers because her cargo of Madeira wine had been unloaded at night. Malcolm raised a mob at the wharf and attempted to prevent the seizure which was being made by marines from the Romney. Thus he led the patriots in the first clash with the armed forces of England.

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