SONS OF LIBERTY
\sˈʌnz ɒv lˈɪbəti], \sˈʌnz ɒv lˈɪbəti], \s_ˈʌ_n_z ɒ_v l_ˈɪ_b_ə_t_i]\
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The name was first assumed by a society organized in Connecticut, in 1755, to advance theological liberty. Barre, in his speech in Parliament February 6, 1765, applied the words to the whole body of American patriots. They advocated non-importation, aided in the hanging in effigy of the stamp distributor, Oliver, in 1765, and proposed, in 1774, the organization of a Continental Congress. They embraced mainly the younger and more ardent element.
By John Franklin Jameson