In museums and historical societies all across the nation there are artifacts related to the American Revolution and the cause of American Independence. J.L. Bell, who maintains a terrific blog on Boston in the Revolution, tells us about vials of tea found in museums throughout New England. Did they come off the ships in December 1773? J.L. Bell is also the author of The Road To Concord:, on four stolen cannon that ignited the Revolution, and countless articles, essays, and even comics on the Revolutionary period.