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Discussing the American situation...

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April 26, 1774

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, April 26, 1774 

* Re. Stamp Act
* Taxing in America
* Pre Revolutionary War

An inside page has some discussion concerning America, bits including: "...next object was to shew the falsehood & futility of that assertion, that the repeal of the stamp act had produced the disturbances in America...He shewed that America had been inflamed by taxes, quieted by their repeal, and inflamed again by being taxed again. He proved by facts that whenever we have given way on the point immediately in litigation, America has, on her side, had no retrospect nor disputed...the payment of any old standing taxes. But when we have imposed new taxes, she has constantly disputed the old..." with more.
The bkpg. has some content on America as well, including one item: "...Mr. Rigby insisted much on government's right to tax America; & desired they would put themselves on their guard, as America intended to decide the right by force of arms.", which was a very prophetic statement.
Eight pages, 8 1/2 by 11 1/4 inches, partial red ink tax stamp on page 2, very nice condition.

Category: The 1600's and 1700's

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