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The Scotch butchery, Boston, 1775

The Scotch butchery, Boston, 1775

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Title:
The Scotch butchery, Boston, 1775
Description:
Print shows Lords Bute and Mansfield conferring, to their right stands Simon Fraser and Lord Wedderburn, "Deputies" to the aforenamed. On the far right are soldiers wearing Highland dress (of the 71st Regiment of (Highland) Foot (Fraser's)), ready to proceed with the "Scotch butchery" of Boston. On the left are British soldiers who drop their weapons in horror at the sight of the Highlanders. In the background, British, flying the ensign of a thistle (which also appears growing in the center foreground), bombard the city of Boston, Massachusetts. Includes legend to persons and events identified by number.
Date:
1775
Format:
Prints
Genre:
Political cartoons
Engravings
Location:
Boston Public Library
Print Department
Collection (local):
Americana Collection
Subjects:
Politics & government
Government officials
Soldiers
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783
Bute, John Stuart, Earl of, 1713-1792
Mansfield, William Murray, Earl of, 1705-1793
Rosslyn, Alexander Wedderburn, Earl of, 1733-1805
Places:
MassachusettsSuffolk (county)Boston
Extent:
1 print : engraving, color ; 9 3/4 x 13 1/4 in.
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Terms of Use:
No known copyright restrictions.
No known restrictions on use.
Publisher:
[London] : Published according to Act of Parlmt
Notes:
Title from item.
Summary from: Library of Congress Print & Photographs Collection.
Language:
English
Accession #:
11_03_000052