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March 07, 1766

THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, Scotland, March 7, 1766 

* Repeal of the Stamp Act celebrated prematurely

Inside has a report of a premature celebration in England of the repeal of the Stamp Act. Although the repeal was official on March 16, early readings in Parliament of the repeal bill gave notice that it would happen soon. The report from Bristol dated March 1 begins: "Never was joy more general or citizens hearts more sensibly touched than ours on Monday last on hearing the favourable turn of the American affairs. The bells throughout the city rang incessantly..." with more (see). This is one of the earliest celebratory reports I have seen in a newspaper.
Eight pages, 8 1/2 by 11 inches, never-trimmed margins, full red tax stamp on the back page, very nice condition.

Category: The 1600's and 1700's