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The colonies as an ungrateful child...

Item # 638464

November 25, 1773


* The colonies as an ungrateful child
* Americans refusing to pay duty

A page has over a column taken up with a great letter concerning--in part--the situation in America. Included is: "...The first settlers in America were the children of Britain, protected by her; and that protection has been uniformly continued to this day. Britain has exhausted her strength liken an affectionate mother; her blood & treasure have been expended for the benefit of her children...Alas, poor Britain! She has gone near to ruin herself in rearing ungrateful children. The Americans indeed take her manufactures but the duties are taken off most of them...While the Americans would not allow three pence on the pound of tea, even to help to pay some of that heavy load of debt, much of it contracted on their account..." with more (see).
Eight pages, 8 1/4 by 11 inches, small rubbing holes to the top of the front leaf, otherwise good.

Category: The 1600's and 1700's

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