Sunday, April 8, 2012

The Stamp Act – 1765

“Whereas by an Act made in the last session of Parliament, several duties were granted, continued, and appropriated towards defraying the expenses of defending, protecting, and securing the British colonies and plantations in America; and whereas it is just and necessary that provision be made for raising a further it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, that all the moneys which shall arise by the several rates and duties...shall be paid into the receipt of his Majesty's Exchequer, and shall be entered separate and apart from all other moneys, and shall be there reserved to be from time to time disposed of by Parliament...”

George III, 1765

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