Class: Middling Sort
Political Views: Staunch Loyalist (2)
Clearance: No Admittance
You inherit a publishing business and Loyalist newspaper from your husband and prove yourself to be a shrewd businesswoman and steadfast Loyalist.
- You are the manager of a publishing business and a Loyalist newspaper, the Massachusetts Gazette.
- Not afraid to run the newspaper on your own, you fire your husband’s assistant because he holds revolutionary ideas.
- However, you continue to publish almanacs containing Patriot views, purely to make money.
- You are determined to stay in business even during the Siege. Your newspaper is the only one that stays in print in Boston at that time.
- You flee Boston for England in 1776.
Richard Draper (Husband)
John Howe (Assistant)
- Draper's newspaper was the first paper “ever issued in America” and the only paper that continued to be published in Boston during the Siege
- After Draper dismissed her husband's assistant for his patriotic views, she worked with John Howe, a loyalist
- Howe was witness and reporter at the Battle of Bunkerhill, and also helped a doctor amputate a leg of a soldier at the battle
- The day after the battle Howe proposed to his future wife 
- In March 1776 Draper left Boston for Halifax, then sailed to England “to seek and receive a pension from the crown” 
- With the Evacuation, Howe also left Boston for Canada and would remain in Halifax for the rest of his life with his family
 Stark, James Henry. The loyalists of Massachusetts and the other side of the American Revolution. Salem: Salem Press, 1910.
 Phyllis Ruth Blakeley and John N. Grant. Eleven exiles: Accounts of Loyalists of the American Revolution. (Toronto: Dundurn Press Ltd., 1982): 27.
 Ibid, 30.