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The hated Quartering Act is made official...



Item # 568727

June 4, 1774

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, June 4, 1774 

* The hated Quartering Act is made official

Page two has a very brief, yet historically very significant, item mentioning the royal assent has been given to: "The bill to provide commodious quarters for the officers & soldiers in America." (see).
This was a very historic Act, being applicable to all of the American colonies rather than just Massachusetts, & provided for the quartering of British troops in not only inns, taverns and unoccupied buildings, but in occupied homes & buildings as well. This act greatly inflamed the colonists in their hatred towards the British.
There is also a letter to a gentleman at Boston, from St. Croix, which begins: "To compleat the ruin of this island, we have a stamp act which has just taken place...". Plus there are various other brief items in this issue relating to America.
Complete in 8 pages, measures 8 1/2 by 11 1/4 inches, red ink tax stamp at the bottom of page 2 (just below the mentioned text), very nice, clean condition.

Category: The 1600's and 1700's

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