Pew Rental Invoice to the Estate of one of the "Sons of Liberty", William Mackay from the Federal Street Church of Boston

Pew Rental Invoice to the Estate of one of the "Sons of Liberty", William Mackay from the Federal Street Church of Boston

By: Mackay, William

Price: $1,250.00


William Mackay is one of the lesser known-though not less important-Sons of Liberty. The Sons were a response to the Intolerable Acts of Great Britain during the 1750's and 1760's. They were responsible for successful opposition to The Stamp Act. Mackay (died 1800) is one of the more obscure of this august group which consisted of men like Samuel Adams, Paul Revere, John Hancock, Patrick Henry, Benjamin Rush, Isaiah Thomas, and Marinus Willett. He was a businessman in Boston who opposed the Stamp Act. His estate was in the possession of the Sons of Liberty bowl that was made by Paul Revere in 1768 and Mackay's name appears on that bowl. The Constitution was ratified by Massachusetts at a meeting in the Federal Street Church, where Mackay was apparently a member. The church became famous for theological reasons sometime later when William Ellery Channing became pastor and influenced the church to become the first Unitarian Church. This document establishes the relationship of Mackay to this historic and important church. The bill is made out to the estate of Mackay and dated 1801. Apparently he died without taking care of his pew rental fee for 1800. The document is lightly affixed to a mat board on one end. Some spotting. One corner chipped. Size: 16mo - over 5¾ - 6¾" tall

Title: Pew Rental Invoice to the Estate of one of the "Sons of Liberty", William Mackay from the Federal Street Church of Boston

Author Name: Mackay, William

Categories: American Revolution, Ephemera, Americana,

Publisher: Boston, Federal Street Church: 1801

Binding: Manuscript

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Item: 1.00

Seller ID: 012976

Keywords: MANUSCRIPTS, EPHEMERA, SONS OF LIBERTY, AMERICAN REVOLUTION, PEW RECEIPT,