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Maine Stamp Act Riot of 1766

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News was slow to reach Maine in 1766, and it cost William King dearly. The Maine Stamp Act Riot of 1766 targeted King, of Scarborough, and ironically it occurred after the act had been repealed. It also was not, strictly ...

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When John Adams Slept With Ben Franklin

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John Adams slept with Benjamin Franklin in a New Jersey tavern during the fall of 1776. They stopped on a journey from Philadelphia to Staten Island for peace talks with Admiral of the Fleet Richard Howe, 1st Earl Howe, and his ...

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