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1780 Benjamin Edes Signed Extremely Rare Revolutionary War “Boston” Town - Treasury Interest Bearing Tax Loan Certificate: “for the Purpose of carrying on the War.” Signed by “David Jeffries” Deacon of Old South Church as Town Treasurer - Unknown Fiscal Form, Not Listed in Anderson

BENJAMIN EDES (1732-1803). Benjamin Edes instigated and paid for the Boston Tea Party - and, to his death, guarded the secret list of all who participated, a.k.a. “FATHER OF THE BOSTON TEA PARTY”; A FOUNDING MEMBER “THE SONS OF LIBERTY”; Bookseller, Printer, Publisher, Journalist, and Patriot; maintained the most radical of Boston newspapers in the period leading up to the American Revolution; a Founding Member of the “Loyall Nine” -- the group that eventually became “The Sons of Liberty”.

DAVID JEFFRIES (1714-1784). Deacon of Old South Church and Town Treasurer of Boston during the Revolutionary War.

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