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British government. As a boy, George Hewes (shoemaker) confronts John Malcolm who states quote "you d----d rascal, do you presume too , to speak to me?"(p102) where upon young Mr. Hewes is struck in the head with a cane, which in turn results in damaging his hat and a large wound to the forehead. For no reason was this just, but for the shear arrogance of the custom officer's ego over what he believes to be a peasant boy to which he owes no respect. This with the same characteristic of the false ego of the tea sales men to force the importation and sale of their products onto the colonists, to which have no say so in the matter, serve as common similarities.
George Hewes' Account - Boston Tea Party Historical Society
Footnotes1 GeorgeHewes Recalls the Boston Tea Party (1834). In Henry Steele Commagerand Richard B. Morris, eds., (New York:Harper & Row, 1967), pp. 4-6.
The following paper will tell a story of a shoemaker in Boston during the 1770's recalling events of British arrogance and his participation in, of the now historic "Boston tea Party". George Hewes, the Boston shoemaker, was over ninety years old when he tells his story to a journalist in 1834. In my paper I hope to enlighten you on the similarities of the action and attitude of John Malcolm to the importation and sale of tea in the American colonies and why Hewes and his comrades believe their actions were more just, than that of the tea sellers and John Malcolm .