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Taxation without representation...

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May 12, 1774

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, May 12, 1774 

* Taxation without representation
* Pre Revolutionary War tensions

Page 3 has a letter from Boston prefaced with: "You may judge of the spirit of the people here by the under small extract of a sermon from the words, 'Be ye wise as serpents--harmless as doves' " followed by more.
Page 4 has nearly a full column article beginning: "The advocates for America have found an excuse for the riotous proceedings of the Bostonians, in our exercising of a right which they consider incompatible with the principles of a free constitution. They assert, that that as they are not represented in the House of Commons, we have no legal right to tax them...It is said that taxation & representation are inseparable..." with much more. Some great reading.
Eight pages, 8 1/2 by 11 inches, red ink tax stamp inside, rubbing to the front leaf only causes 2 small holes, not close to any noted content, generally nice.

Category: The 1600's and 1700's

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