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On This Date in History: Gaspée Affair June 9, 1772

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Gaspee Day 2013


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500 pounds

Would of been a lot of money in that day me thinks.

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This Day In History - June 9 - Freedom Trail Foundation


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The Gaspée Affair

The Gaspée Affair was a significant event in the lead-up to the American Revolution. HMS Gaspée, a British customs schooner that had been enforcing unpopular trade regulations, ran aground in shallow water on June 9, 1772, near what is now known as Gaspee Point in the city of Warwick, Rhode Island, while chasing the packet boat Hannah. A group of men led by Abraham Whipple and John Brown attacked, boarded, looted, and torched the ship.

A band of Providence members of the Sons of Liberty rowed out to the HMS Gaspée. At the break of dawn on June 10th, they boarded the ship. The crew put up a feeble resistance and the vessel was burned to the waterline.

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