In May of 1765, the news of the impending Stamp Act reached Boston. Starting November 1, 1765, all printed documents would be required by law to carry a stamp. Over the course of the summer of 1765, colonists grew increasingly agitated with the idea of the Stamp Act. On August 14, tensions finally reached a boiling point. Thousands of angry colonists gathered beneath Boston’s Liberty Tree where they proceeded to march down to Andrew Oliver’s wharf. Oliver was the appointed Stamp Master, and it was believed he had the stamps in storage at his warehouse. Colonists completely looted the warehouse turning up nothing. Unsatisfied, they next ransacked his home by casting paving stones through the windows, destroying his furniture, and finally raiding his liquor cellar. Less than two weeks later, the brother-in-law of Oliver, Lieutenant Governor and Chief Justice Thomas Hutchinson lost his house to the Boston mob in similar fashion.