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First Steps Toward Rebellion

Proof Sheet of 1d Stamp Duties for Newspapers, 1765. Board of Inland Revenues Stamping Department Archive, Philatelic Collection, The British Library (34)

During the years leading up to the Revolutionary War, feelings of patriotism were strongly felt in town. In 1770, Farmington took action against British taxes on imports by voting to suspend trade with New York and any merchants dealing in English goods. Not long after, the symbolic crown atop the church spire was taken down.

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