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Spirited Ou r by Daniel Kurt Ackermann Ancestors


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resolved to boycott English tea. News of this “Edenton Tea Party” quickly reached London, and in 1775 a satirical print entitled “A Society of Patriotic Ladies at Edenton, North Carolina” was pub- lished. The print depicts the women of Edenton throwing away their tea, while in the background, framed by the window, two ladies replace the tea in their diet by tossing back a bowl of punch.


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“A Society of Patriotic Ladies at Edenton in North Carolina,” Attributed to Phillip Dawe (d. 1832), London, England, 1775, Ink on paper, HOA: 18" • Gift of Thomas A. Gray in memory of Ralph Philip Hanes, Jr. (Acc. 5635)


n 1774, a group of women in Edenton, North Carolina


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