But did you know that North Carolina had its own Tea Party as well? In the Fall of 1774, the Provincial Deputies of North Carolina decided to join the growing resistance movement and pass a non-importation resolve protesting British taxation. They passed a bill resolving to boycott all British tea and cloth received after September 10th.
In Edenton, North Carolina, Penelope Barker, a lively woman and wife of a North Carolina business man, organized a tea party at a friend's home. At this gathering of fifty-one women, Barker and the other women expressed their determination "to give memorable proof of their patriotism" and crafted a petition boycotting tea and British clothes. The petition said:
The petition continued:
This petition was signed and later sent to King George III in England.