Amasa Davis

Amasa Davis

Birth
Woodstock, Windham County, Connecticut, USA
Death 31 Jan 1825 (aged 80)
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Plot Tomb 120
Memorial ID 77705134 · View Source
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Amasa Davis
1745-1825,
Quarter-Master, Rev. Army,

The names of those who destroyed the tea during the Boston Tea Party were veiled in secrecy for years afterwards. Participants in the destruction of the tea swore themselves to secrecy and did not acknowledge each other even when boarding the ships, breaking open the chests and dumping the tea. Had their names become known to British authorities, they would have been arrested and punished. Even years later, some retained secrecy for fear of lawsuits possibly being brought by the British East India Company. Some of the participants' families had become well to do and were not proud of identifying with this act of "civil disobedience," although today it is seen as one of the most significant acts leading to the American colonies' break with Great Britain.


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  • Maintained by: ASPagel
  • Originally Created by: Bev
  • Added: 5 Oct 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 77705134
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Amasa Davis (17 Aug 1744–31 Jan 1825), Find A Grave Memorial no. 77705134, citing Central Burying Ground, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by ASPagel (contributor 48090197) .