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The Die is Now Cast: Essex County’s Response to the Intolerable Acts

41 Cross St 41 Cross Street, Topsfield, MA, United States

Nicknamed the “Intolerable Acts” by New Englanders, the passage of these punitive laws pushed Massachusetts, to the brink of war.In December 1773, a mob of Boston residents stormed three merchant ships moored at Griffin’s Wharf and quickly destroyed the chests of East India Company tea located onboard. Three months later, in response to the Boston Tea Party, Parliament passed a ...