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BOSTON January 3, 1774.

The Express that went from hence the Friday After-
noon after the Destruction of the Tea, arrived at New-
York the Tuesday Evening following, and returned back
last Monday, performing his Journey in a shorter Time
than could be expected at this Season of the Year : We
learn, That when the Inhabitants of that City received
the Intelligence, they were in high Spirits, and vast Num-
bers of People collected, one and all declaring that the
Ship with the Tea on board designed for that Port, should
on her Arrival, be sent back, or the Tea destroyed : That
they highly extolled the Bostonians for what the Indians
had done here ; and immediately forwarded the Account
to Philadelphia.

Our Informant left the City after the Papers were
printed, which contained the foregoing Articles under
the New-York Head, and adds further, that the Tea-
Ship was not then arrived. -- That Capt. Ayscough went
to the Coffee-House that Day, and said he had dined
with the Governor, and declared before a great Number
of Merchants, that as soon as the Tea-Ship arrived at the
Hook, he should go down and supply her with what Ne-
cessaries she might be in Want of for her Passage back,
and inform the Captain of the Resolutions of the People.

On Tuesday Morning early the Bells in this Town
were set to ringing on receiving the above Intelligence.

It is said the behaviour of Governor Tryon at New-
York, with regard to the Tea, will redound much to
his honour -- whilst the conduct of a Hutchinson will be
execrated to the latest period of time!     (Spy.) [Add clarifying information about "(Spy)"?]

Whereas it was reported that one Withington, of Dor-
chester, had taken up and partly disposed of a Chest of
the East-India Company's Tea : a Number of the Cape
or Narragansett-Indians, went to the Houses of Capt.
Ebenezer Withington, and his Brother Philip With-
ington, (both living upon the lower Road from Boston
to Milton) last Friday Evening, and with their consent
thoroughly searched their Houses, without offering the
least offence to any one. But finding no Tea they pro-
ceeded to the House of old Ebenezer Withington, at a
place called Sodom, below Dorchester Meeting House,
where they found part of a half chest which had floated
and was cast up on Dorchester point. This they seized
and brought to Boston Common where they committed
it to the flames.

The conduct of Messrs. Paxton and Hallowell is real-
ly diverting. On every stir of the people to take their
general sense respecting the invasion of their Charter
Rights, away go my Lords to an armed Ship or the Cas-
tle, now wretchedly perverted from the place of our de-
fence to an Assylum for our worst enemies ; and after
they have forwarded their packets to the British Ministry,
declarative of the tremendous danger their important
personages are in, we see them, strutting about in the
same Insolence of Office they used to appear. It is said
their sublime Highnesses the TEA CONSIGNEES have a
strong yearning to imitate their example -- But beware
of Mistakes, Gentlemen ! Remember you are Voted
Public Enemies, by more than 30,000 of your fellow
countrymen !