John Wyeth was 85 when he sat down in 1837 to share his reminiscence of the defiant American colonists throwing tea off three British ships into Boston Harbor back in 1773. His story was published by the Public Ledger (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), 4 November 1837, page 1:
Where else but a first-hand account do you get such details as this:
Wyeth concludes his account with this:
In searching for information about your ancestors' lives, or the times they lived in, you can't do better than digging into an archive of historical newspapers.
Let us all join John Wyeth and his friends in raising our glasses and giving a rousing toast to "the hearty boys of America for ever!"