Andrew Oliver, and then hung it from a tree that was on Newbury Street, together with a big boot that had a devil coming out of it. This enactment of ours was to establish the fact, that there was a sinister connection of evil between The Stamp Act and Andrew Oliver.
Just after that the mob moved towards Oliver's property situated on Kilby Street and burnt it down to the horror of its occupants. After the crowd had dissipated McIntosh and a few of his crew ransacked Oliver's abandoned house, under the cover of darkness and it was clear by the end of the evening who ruled Boston. Though we anticipated some retaliation from the British Militia, the Justices and Sheriffs, there was no such response and therefore before the year end the sons of liberty existed in every nook and cranny of all the colonies.
1776 - During the early months, I recall the chaos that took place everywhere and as a result many of the governors had gone into hiding. There were not many Royal troops to take care of things so unlocking the weapons stores was not a good option. Since our group the "Sons of Liberty outnumbered the Royal troops, they had easily displaced the royal government.