Annapolis Maritime MuseumThe brigantine Peggy Stewart, named after the daughter of the owner, Annapolis merchant Anthony Stewart, sailed by here on her return from England on October 14, 1774. Like other Maryland merchants, Stewart had agreed not to import tea in order to protest the taxes imposed upon it by the British. But way down in the hold of his ship, hidden among a cargo that included European and East Indian goods and 53 indentured servants, there were 17-1/2 chests of tea, the "detestable weed." This offense roused the patriotic rabble who mobbed the Stewart home on Hanover Street and threatened to hang him.
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|Date Added||Monday, March 12th, 2018 at 7:01pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 372125 N 4314355|
|Decimal Degrees||38.96885000, -76.47606667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 58.131', W 76° 28.564'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 58' 7.86" N, 76° 28' 33.84" W|
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|Area Code(s)||410, 443, 703, 240, 301|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 799 Second St, Annapolis MD 21403, US|
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