In the fall of 1776 salt riots erupted in Maryland. In 1777, when Thomas Boylston of Boston refused to sell at reasonable rates, a crowd of North End women took what they needed by force while a concourse of men stood amazed, silent spectators of the whold transaction, for these were not "your Maggys but reputable Clean drest Women."
I am not related to this person, just passing on this information, which comes from a book titled "A Restless People: Americans in Rebellion 1770-1787" by Oscar and Lilian Handlin. Anchor Press/Doubleday. Garden City, NY. 1982. pg. 88-89.