The able doctor; or America swallowing the bitter draught
- The able doctor; or America swallowing the bitter draught
Cartoon shows Lord North, with the "Boston Port Bill" extending from a pocket, forcing tea (the Intolerable Acts) down the throat of a partially draped Native female figure representing "America" whose arms are restrained by Lord Mansfield, while Lord Sandwich, a notorious womanizer, restrains her feet and peeks up her skirt. Britannia, standing behind "America", turns away and shields her face with her left hand.
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Boston Port Bill, 1774--Caricatures and cartoons
Boston Tea Party, Boston, Mass., 1773--Caricatures and cartoons
Great Britain--Politics and government--18th century--Caricatures and cartoons
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North, Frederick, Lord, 1732-1792
Mansfield, William Murray, Earl of, 1705-1793
Bute, John Stuart, Earl of, 1713-1792
Sandwich, John Montagu, Earl of, 1718-1792
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Illus. from: London magazine, v. 43 (1774 May), p. 184.
Another copy in: The Royal American magazine, ... Boston : Printed by and for I. Thomas, Vol. I, No. X, (1774 June).