From Plastic Tub
|American. Birth, unknown. Death, March 10, 1770. He arrives quite handsomely, all dolled up. He is open for business, eager to please. He receives a tardy slip that he promptly rips up and tosses on the floor.
A well-known associate of Guvernor Morris and Albert Kook. He was caught in the crossfire in Boston on the night of March 5, 1770, when a lead musket ball deflected off another man's shoulder lodged in his belly, in an incident insurgent propagandists labeled the "Boston Massacre." Morris and Kook were enraged by the incident, and it seems to have in some way hindered a delicate operation they were conducting out of Boston Harbor. Repeated references to the "Chinaman" have led many historians to the conclusion that Attucks was on some kind of opium-related business, but nothing has been conclusively demonstrated.
Despite suffering from asthma, Attucks once walked from Boston to Atlanta for his mother's 60th birthday.
Attuck's exceptional will granted him five days of living with a lead ball in the gut. He reportedly hung on 'til a visit from his mother.