10 June 2013
Who Destroyed The Gaspee?
The proceedings of the General Assembly, relative to the destruction of the British schooner Gaspee, in the waters of Narragansett Bay on the night of 9th June 1772, will be found in the records of the August session of year. [Source]
The Gaspee Organization makes the case that Barzillai Richmond (and his son and son-in-law) participated in "the 1772 burning of the hated British revenue schooner, HMS Gaspee, by Rhode Island patriots as America's 'First Blow for Freedom'TM."