This ending is loosely based on Martin Howard, a central figure in the Stamp Act riot. Martin Howard owned what is now the Wanton-Lyman-Hazard House. He wrote pamphlets and newspaper articles arguing for the rights of Parliament, which did spur people to hang an effigy of him and destroy his house. Howard asked to be appointed Stamp Tax collector, but the job was given to someone else. After the Stamp Act riot, he went to Nova Scotia, then England, then North Carolina, and back to England where he remained until his death.