Henry Lloyd Figure from Lesser-Known Second “Boston Tea Party”
August 9, 1770-Dated (Boston Massacre Era), Boston (MA), Loyalist Henry Lloyd, Signed Sight Draft
August 9, 1770-Dated Autograph Document Signed by Henry LLoyd, Boston. Lloyd has written and signed a Sight Draft to John Rogers and Company, Great Britain for William Fisher in the amount of 100 pounds sterling. Signed at lower right by Henry Lloyd. Document measures about 4” x 7”, overall Choice Extremely Fine. Henry Lloyd of Boston was the agent of the contractors for supplying the British Royal Army was an Addresser of General Gage in 1775. In 1776 he went to Halifax, and was proscribed and banished in 1778. He died at the age of 86.
Henry Lloyd often traded on behalf of Oliver DeLancey and John Watts, two wealthy and powerful merchants from New York City. On March 7, 1774 during the lesser-known Second Boston Tea Party, a group of people dressed as Mohawk Indians boarded a ship in Boston Harbor and destroyed 28 chests of tea, 16 of which were consigned to Lloyd.