September 30, 1961

On September 30, 1961, Medford, Oregon Mayor, JW Snyder sent a check of $1.96 to the Davison and Newman Company for their share of the tea that was destroyed and thrown overboard in Boston in 1773. Davison and Newman Co., said that the total loss was $4,966 and they’ve tried to get the British government to make good on the loss ever since, but the Brits have been stonewalling. They did consider asking the citizens of Boston to pay for the damages, but recognized that the Bostonians were a bit uncivilized and trollish when the debt is mentioned. Davison and Newman did thank the citizens of Medford, Oregon for the check and wished that both the British government and Bostonians would take a hint of how civilized people act.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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