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John Rowe diary 10, 16 December 1773, page 1727

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16 December Thursday

very heavy Dull
Weather - WE - I being a little unwell
Staid at home all Day & all the Evining
Capt. Abram Brown dind with me Mrs. Rowe
& Geo Inman - Mrs. Phipps & Miss Polly paid
us a visit - Mr. Richd Green Capt Brown
John Inman & Geo Inman supped with -
Mrs. Rowe & me.

The Body Meeting in the Forenoon adjournd
untill afternoon. Broke up at Dark -
Severall Things passd between Mr. Rotch & them
A Number of People appearing in Indian
Dresses went on board the three Ships Hall
Bruce & Coffin they Opend the Hatches hoisted
Out the Tea & flung it Overboard -
this might I beleive have been prevented
I am sincerely sorry for the Event

Tis said near two thousand People
were present at this Affair