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Concern with imposing taxes on the colonies...

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March 21, 1768

THE BOSTON CHRONICLE, March 21, 1768  Inside has a letter from the Massachusetts General Assembly noting in part: "...the operation of the several acts of parliament imposing duties  & taxes on the American colonies...his Majesty's American subjects who acknowledge themselves bound by the times of allegiance have an equitable claim to the full enjoyment of the fundamental rules of the British constitution..." and much more (see for portions). The back page has a note: "Friday the 18th inst., being the anniversary of the repeal of the stamp act, was celebrated by a large company who met at the British coffee-house..." (see). Also an advertisement for the publishing of the: "Letters From a farmer in Pennsylvania to the Inhabitants of the British Colonies" with details (see).
Eight pages, 8 1/2 by 10 1/2 inches, very nice condition.

This newspaper published only briefly from December 21, 1767 until 1770. The publishers, John Mein and John Fleeming, were both from Scotland. The Chronicle was a Loyalist paper in the time before the American Revolution. In its second year, Mein printed names in the paper that accused some colonial merchants of breaking a British non-importation agreement. In response, Mein's name appeared on a list of merchants who violated the trade agreement. Mein retaliated by accusing the Merchants' Committee of using the non-importation agreement for illegal profiteering. The irritated readership ransacked the offices of the Chronicle, and ultimately, it ceased operations in 1770. (credit Wikipedia)

Category: The 1600's and 1700's

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