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The governor worries about how to enforce the hated Stamp Act...



Item # 629995 SUPPLEMENT TO THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE for the year 1765, London  This is the "supplement" issue produced at the end of the year. Included is a very interesting address of the governor of Massachusetts to his General Assembly concerning enforcing the hated Stamp Act, noting in part: "...the present state of the province...what is to be done at this difficult & dangerous conjuncture...the violences which have been committed in this town, nor the declarations which have been made & still subsist, that the act of Parliament for granting stamp duties in the British colonies shall not be executed within this province..." & more. Much further on is: "...By this act all papers which are not duly stamped are to be null and void; and all persons who shall sign, engross or write any y such papers will forfeit for each fact ten pounds..." and more. The address takes  nearly two columns & is signed by him: Fra. Bernard. This is followed by the response of the General Assembly at Boston which takes over 2 pages.
Also in this issue is: "Capt. Williams's Account of Newfoundland" as well as a foldout map of the: "...Road from London to the Land's End in Cornwall..." which measures 8 1/4 by 18 inches, with several folds.
Complete in 28 pages, 5 by 8 1/2 inches, half title/contents page, disbound, very nice, clean condition.

Category: The 1600's and 1700's

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