Appendix #20: The 1770 List of Merchants Favoring Importation
This list appeared in a Supplement to the New-York Gazette, or Weekly Post-Boy July 23, 1770 (No. 1438). The "friends of non-importation", closely allied to the Sons of Liberty, listed by name about eight hundred fellow citizens they felt had "..not so well attended to..." the liberties of their country. Thirty-three members of the fire department from the early 1770s were on this list including John Baltus Dash, George Stanton, Jeronimus Alstine, Francis Dominick, and George Walgrove, who led the FDNY during the Revolution.