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    This article from the Massachusetts Gazette; and the Boston Post-Boy and Advertiser describes a town meeting held in Marshfield in response to the Boston Tea Party. The town denounces those involved in the destruction of the tea and reaffirms its allegiance to Britain. A note after the article, presumably inserted by an editor of the newspaper, cites a 1764 study stating that the town of Marshfield is comprised of predominantly wealthy residents.