Patriots: Riots and Politics

Matthew Perry

Andrew Oliver

Andrew Oliver was named the stamp collector of Boston despite his disagreements with the stamp act. Even though he didn't like his job at first he noticed it payed a lot of money and their were some privileges he could benefit from. That was until he saw an effigy of him in Hanover Square.

Riots In Boston

Andrew Oliver was now a hated man by the people of Boston. Rioters and Patriots marched through the streets of Boston to confront Oliver. The mob destroyed his stagecoach and started bonfires. Oliver retreated from his home in fear of being killed. The riot soon got out of hand as they started to vandalize Oliver's home and the soon to be stamp office. Oliver then resigned his position. The riots in Boston set a ripple of fear in stamp collectors from other colonies.