Charleston Tea Party | Palmetto Heritage


Following the Tea Act of 1773 many colonial citizens refused to pay the duty and boycotted British tea. This video portrays actions taken by some citizens of Charleston in November and December, 1774 when a British ship, the Britannia arrived with seven cases of dutied tea aboard to be delivered to local consignees. Most of the research for this program was primary in nature coming from accounts of the incident in the South Carolina Gazette, November and December 1774. The major characters in the program are based or the actual people involved in the incident.