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British Sent The HMS Romney To Enforce Taxation Laws In 1768

In 1768, the British government sent the ship the HMS Romney to Boston Harbor to enforce the Townshend Acts, a series of taxation laws against the American colonies that led to the Boston Tea Party and the American revolution. The ship impressed American sailors, seized a ship belong to John Hancock, and served as a refuge for tax officials from angry mobs.

Andrew Kaczynski is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.
Contact Andrew Kaczynski at andrew.kaczynski@buzzfeed.com
 
 
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