Life got in the way this week, and we didn’t have a chance to prepare a full episode. We’re going to do a miniature episode (minisode!), on this week’s historical anniversaries, with a quick discussion of Christmas in Puritan Boston. Enjoy!
This week in Boston history
- The Copley portrait of Paul Revere is part of the collection at the Museum of Fine Arts.
- Read Abigail Adams’ letter to John about property taxes.
- And, of course, John Adams’ festive diary entry for Christmas 1765, describing how he spent the day quietly considering the nature of taxation without representation.