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Samuel P. Savage diary, 1 unnumbered page, 24-28 February 1770, and summary about important events in February and March 1770

Samuel P. Savage diary, 1 unnumbered page, 24-28 February 1770, and summary about important events in February and March 1770
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[ This description is from the project: Boston Massacre ]

In these diary entries Samuel Savage summarizes the growing antagonism between those residents supporting a boycott of British taxed imports, the merchants trying to sell these goods, and the British troops brought in to enforce the customs laws. He records that on 22 February, an 11-year old boy, Christopher Seider was shot by a Boston resident during a skirmish between a merchant and some townspeople, the funeral was held on 26 February, and fights broke out between soldiers and rope-makers at Grey's Rope Walk in the days that followed.

He also includes a description of the outburst of violence on 5 March 1770 on King Street, when six citizens were killed by British soldiers, after which the troops were removed from the city to Castle William in Boston Harbor. Savage lastly reports on the delay of the courts in setting any trial dates for those involved.