An Empire on the Edge: How Britain Came to Fight America by Nick Bunker p. 73
"In the years before the revolution, a gradual process of alienation occurred, as even Americans fond of the mother country began to lose their patience with the way it functioned. In the case of the banking crash, it took only six weeks for the news to reach Virginia, where the tobacco growers relied on loans from London and Glasgow."
Yep, there was a big banking crash in London and Glasgow in just 1772, just a few years before the revolution and it was a little bit to blame. Isn't it funny that it took "only" six weeks for the news to reach America?