Lot 272 of 627:
Repeal of Grenville's Stamp Act 1766  

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An Act for Indemnifying Persons who have Incurred Certain Penalties Inflicted by an Act of the Last Session of Parliament for Granting Certain Stamp Duties in the British Colonies and Plantation in America... [caption title]



Mark Baskett



[ii], 823-826, + 1 blank leaf. 29.5x19.5 cm (11¾x7¾"), disbound.

A revenue act, known as Grenville's Stamp Act, was passed by the English Parliament in 1765. It required that all legal documents, newspapers, almanacs, and commercial papers in the American colonies carry stamps showing that a tax had been paid on them. Led by Samuel Adams and James Otis, the colonists protested against the measure, and the Stamp Act Congress, the first inter-colonial congress, petitioned the king to repeal the act. The request was granted in 1766. ESTC N56936.

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