A merchant who is caught in a political firestorm when he signs a contract to import tea.
Along with many other merchants in Boston, Richard Clarke sold tea. When he refused to stop importing the lucrative drink, he was physically and verbally attacked to the extent that he left his home for England. Above all else, he was a businessman, and he had no interest in supporting a political party that wanted to interfere with his business ventures. His story shows that political beliefs are always shaped by personal experience.