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... / A LIST OF THOSE PERSONS WHO FIRST MET AT LIBERTY TREE, . IN
CHARLESTON, IN THE FALL OF THE YEAR 1766, AFTER THE REPEAL OF THE
STAMP ACT OF THE PARLIAMENT OF ENGLAND, AGAINST THE AMERICAN
COLONIES, AS EXTRACTED FROM THE ORIGINAL LIST IN THE HANDS OF
BENJAMIN ELLIOTT, ESQ., REGISTER IN EQUITY, WHICH LIST IS SIGNED BY
GEORGE FLAGG, THE ONLY SURVIVOR OF THE PARTY. MSS. of Christopher
Gadsden.] 1. Christopher Gadsden, Merchant, then 42 years old. 2.
William Johnson, Blacksmith. 3. Joseph Veree, Carpenter. 4. John
Fullerton, Carpenter. 5. James Brown, Carpenter. 6. Nath'l. Libby,
Ship Carpenter. 7. George Flagg, Painter and Glazier. 8. Thos.
Coleman, Upholsterer. 9. John Hall, Coachmaker. 10. Wm. Field,
Carver. 11. Robert Jones, Sadler. -12. John Loughton, Coachmaker.
13. W. Rodgers, Wheelwright. 14. John Calvert, Clerk in some
office. 15. H. Y. Bookless, Wheelwright. 16. J. Barlow, Sadler. 17.
Tunis Teabout, Blacksmith. 18. Peter Munclean, Clerk. 19. Wm.
Trusler, Butcher. 20. Robert Howard, Carpenter. 21. Alex.
Alexander, Schoolmaster. 22. Ed. Weyman, Clerk of St. Philip's
Church, and glass grinder. 23. Thos. Swarle, Painter. 24. Wm.
Loughton, Tailor. 25. Daniel Cannon, Carpenter. 26. Benjamin Hawes,
Painter. On this occasion the above persons invited Mr. Gadsden to
join them, and to meet at an oak tree just beyond Gadsden's Green,
over the Creek at Hampstead, to a collation prepared at their joint
expense for the occasion. Here they talked over the mischiefs which
the Stamp Act would have induced, and congratulated each other on
its repeal. On this occasion Mr. Gadsden delivered to them an
address, stating their rights, and encouraging them to defend them
against all foreign taxa tion. Upon which joining hands around the
tree, they associatedthemselves as defende...
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