188 History of Marshfield.  

[Thanks to Linda Smith for transcribing this chapter]

his late residence, and after carrying on the business a few years, retired.
   Henry Carver (formerly a clerk in Capt. Tilden's store) bought, a few years ago, the late residence of Dr. Hagar, and built a store on the easterly end of his house, and is at present conducting a prosperous business there.

Tea Rock.
   We do not have in Marshfield an historic rock, like Plymouth rock, a relic of the Pilgrims, but we have a rock that is a relic of the Revolution.   When the Boston Tea Party threw overboard in the Boston Harbor all the tea on the ships in the harbor, the patriots of Marshfield learned there was a large quantity of tea secreted by some authorities in the cellar of a house on the site now occupied by Mr. Seaverns, two or three hundred feet from the street leading from the First Congregational church to the Marshfield station.   The Marshfield patriots, not to be outdone by the Boston tea sinkers, marched to the said house and demanded the tea.   Resistance being useless, it was given up and carried to a rock on a hill directly opposite Dr. Stephen Henry's residence, not far from the First Congregational church, and there heaped upon this huge rock, it was set afire and burned to ashes.   This rock (what there is remaining of it) has since been called "Tea Rock."


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