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The historic tea-party

The historic tea-party of Edenton, October 25th, 1774. An incident in North Carolina connected with British taxation by: Dr. Richard Dillard, Jr. Dr. Richard Dillard, Jr., was born in Nansemond County, Virginia. He attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill from 1875 to 1877, studied medicine at the University of Virginia, and graduated in 1879 from Jefferson Medical College of Philadelphia. Both father and son established practices in Chowan County, first as Dillard and Son, then as Dillard and Dillard. When the elder Dillard died in November 1887, the younger Dillard continued the medical firm. Richard Dillard, Jr., became interested in local history, and during his leisure time he wrote numerous stories and poems, contributing articles to the Magazine of American History, North Carolina Booklet, and House and Garden Magazine. His literaryand historical abilities were rewarded when Governor Charles B. Aycock named Dillard to the first North Carolina Historical Commission. This book is available in the public domain. Source: Richard Dillard Papers (#599), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA. TEA PARTY HISTORY The Edenton Tea Party was a political protest in EDENTON SIGNED Edenton, North Carolina, in response to the Tea TAXATION DETERMINATION Act, passed by the British Parliament in 1773. FOUNDATION FIFTY ONE Inspired by the Boston Tea Party and the calls for VOTARIES LADIES tea boycotts and the resolutions of the first North SACRIFICE PRIDE Carolina Provincial Congress, 51 women, led DEMANDS CUP by Penelope Barker, met on October 25, 1774, TRUTH PATRIOTS and signed a statement of protest vowing to give DEBRIS DRINK up tea and boycott other British products “until VIRTUE such time that all acts which tend to enslave our Native country shall be repealed.” 4 Albemarle Tradewinds December 2015

By: Kelly Thorsby Happy Holidays to You & Yours from the Elizabeth City Area Chamber of Commerce! TIS’ THE SEASON FOR FUN & HOLIDAY CHEER! Check out our Jolly lineup! We know this can be a very stressful time of year, so it’s important to reflect on the true “reason for the season” and also take time for some FUN! JOIN US for our Annual Holiday Traditions and to welcome our new 2016 Chamber Board Chair, Chris Purcell at our many events! Tues. Dec. 8 (5-8pm) REINDEER GAMES BOWLING at Albemarle Lanes! Our teams are full but we love cheerleaders! Trophies for winners and best holiday costumes & team spirit! Bring your cash! Beer will be available for purchase as well as additional chances at our “Stuff the Stocking” Prize Raffle (prizes needed)! Spectators must purchase their own food and Pepsi products. We got our bowlers covered! SALVATION ARMY ANGEL TREE- Please visit the chamber to pick a child’s name off our tree and drop off your unwrapped gift for a needy child to make their season brighter! All gifts must be at chamber by 12/15! 2016 NEW YEAR PLANS! 105th Annual Dinner Meeting on Jan. 28 and our 25th Annual Business Expo on March 22 & 23! MARK YOUR CALENDARS as we honor our Members & Sponsors- Our Super Heroes! My staff and I would like to wish you all a Blessed, Happy Holiday Season with your loved ones!- Kelly, Victoria, Holly & Dayna 252.335.4365 President Kelly Thorsby the Elf pictured with Jennifer & Chris Purcell of Firehouse Subs at Reindeer Games 2014. State dog of North Carolina, the Plott Hound Originally from Germany, in 1750 Johannes “George” Plott emigrated to the English colony of North Carolina. He brought a few wild boar hounds (five Hanoverian Hounds) with him. George and his wife Margaret with their family settled in the mountains of western North Carolina. Though there is no evidence that George ever came to western North Carolina, his son Henry settled there around 1801 to 1810 and was responsible for the Plott hound legend of an incredible big game dog. Albemarle Tradewinds December 2015 5