Resistance to the tyranny of King George lll took many forms in the beleaguered American colonies in November 1775. One of the more intriguing accounts, which I came across recently, concerned the individual act of defiance of a good citizen of Newport by the name of Coggeshall.
Welch, Edward F. Jr.
Naval War College Review: Vol. 33
, Article 1.
Available at: https://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol33/iss3/1