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How the stamp officer is treated...



Item # 601773

November 19, 1765

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Nov. 19, 1765  The back page has a report from Virginia: "...that upon the arrival of the Stamp Master there, the gentlemen of the place invited him to a ball...& treated him with the utmost politeness...they informed him that his baggage was put on board another vessel which was to sail for London...& advised him to take passage in her without delay lest his life should be endangered by his staying there another day. The advice, it is said, he took...". And the newspaper offers an interesting editorial note at the end: "Observe the difference between the people of Virginia and New England. the one outrages, threatens with destruction the person appointed to an office that was odious; the other feasts and dismisses him." (see).
Eight pages, 8 1/4 by 11 1/4 inches, nice condition.

Category: The 1600's and 1700's

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