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Discover Historic New England: Josiah Quincy Jr., American Spy

  • Thomas Crane Public Library 40 Washington Street Quincy, MA, 02169 United States (map)

The Quincy family had a great impact on the birth of nation, producing three mayors of Boston, a president of Harvard, and so much more. Come learn about Josiah Quincy Jr.'s role in the American Revolution. A defense attorney for the British following the Boston Massacre (arguing against his older brother, Samuel as the prosecuting attorney), Josiah later helped establish inter-colonial Committees of Correspondence, which lay the groundwork for the meeting of the First Continental Congress. He died on a return visit from a mission to Great Britain to retrieve information to assist the colonies. Come to the program to learn more about his fascinating but brief life from Janet Uhlar, an author of two historical accounts of the American Revolution and a work of fiction based on her research about Whitey Bulger.

An accompanying walking tour of the Josiah Quincy House and surrounding neighborhood will take place on Saturday, July 27. More:

Co-sponsored by the Quincy Park Department Environmental Treasures Program

Earlier Event: July 23
Josiah Quincy Walking Tour
Later Event: July 23
Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting