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Taxation in America... On the Stamp Act... A sea serpent...
Item # 642270 THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1766
* Stamp Act to be repealed?
* Americans express their thoughts on taxation
There are three pages with reports headed: "American Affairs" which gives reports from the House of Representatives in Massachusetts Bay, Connecticut, and Maryland. These pages contain some terrific content on the feelings of the colonists regarding England and taxation (see for portions), one item noting: "Resolved, that it is the unanimous opinion of this house that the representatives of the freemen of this province...have the sole right to lay taxes & impositions on the inhabitants of this province...And that the laying, imposing, levying or collecting any tax on or from the inhabitants of Maryland under colour of any other authority is unconstitutional..." with more.
There is also a brief, yet significant, item reading: "Mr. Pitt went to the House...and the subject before the house...a bill has been brought in for repealing the American stamp act."
Among other articles are: "Penances performed by Irish Catholics" "Practice of the Egyptians to Fascinate Serpents" "Reasons for Reconciling the Americans" (see), "To the Writers Against America" "On the Fascinating Power of the Rattle Snake" "The Private History of Con. Philips in Jamaica" "The History of a Private Convention for Taxing the Colonies..." (see for beginning), and more.
Both plates called for are present in this issue, including a full page captioned: "A View of the Ruins of St. Peters Church, the Corner of Leadenhall Street" accompanied by a related article. Also a full page plate captioned: "A Remarkable Sea Monster or non-descript Fish" which has a related article as well.
Complete in 56 pages, 5 1/4 by 8 inches full title/contents page featuring an engraving of St. John's Gate, very nice condition.
Category: The 1600's and 1700's