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Title
The Scotch Butchery, Boston, 1775 Scotch Butchery, Boston, 1775
Type
Still Image
Subject
Bute, John Stuart, Earl of, 1713-1792.
Mansfield, William Murray, Earl of, 1705-1793.
Fraser, Simon, Master of Lovat, 1726-1782.
Rosslyn, Alexander Wedderburn, Earl of, 1733-1805.
Soldiers--Scottish--1770-1780.
Soldiers--British--1770-1780.
Government officials--England--1770-1780.
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783.
Genre Form
print
graphic
graphic
Cartoons (Commentary)--British--1770-1780.
Etchings--British--1770-1780.
Language
English
Identified By
Lccn: 2004673311
Color Content
black and white
Note
Forms part of: British Cartoon Prints Collection (Library of Congress).
Summary
Print shows Lords Bute and Mansfield conferring, to their right stands Simon Fraser and Lord Wedderburn, "Deputies" to the aforenamed. On the far right are soldiers wearing Highland dress (of the 71st Regiment of (Highland) Foot (Fraser's)), ready to proceed with the "Scotch butchery" of Boston. On the left are British soldiers who drop their weapons in horror at the sight of the Highlanders. In the background, British, flying the ensign of a thistle (which also appears growing in the center foreground), bombard the city of Boston, Massachusetts. Includes legend to persons and events identified by number.
Authorized Access Point
Scotch Butchery, Boston, 1775