George Meserve
Revolutionary Era
Framers of Freedom
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The Liberty Pole at Puddledock, NH

Old Stamps

Today this creek has been filled in, all these houses are gone, and in their place is Strawbery Banke Museum and Prescott Park. In 1766, the Sons of Liberty raised a banner on a flagpole here reading "Liberty, Property and No Stamp", British stamp agent George Meserve was forced from town as a Loyalist and, although the Stamp Act was repealed, Mserve spent the rest of his life in exile. (Photo courtesy Strawbery Banke Patch Collection)

Old Stamps

This later picture from the late 1890s shows a latter Liberty Pole, now at the same spot in Precott Park. The eagle at the top and the carved shield at the bast have been replaced and the originals are on display at the Sheaf Warehouse Museum and the Public Library. (Photo courtesy Strawbery Banke Patch Collection)

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