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The Stamp Act of 1765

Preamble AN ACT for granting and applying certain stamp duties, and other duties, in the British colonies and plantations in America, towards further defraying the expences of defending, protecting, and securing the same; and for amending such parts of the several acts of parliament relating to the trade and revenues of the said colonies and…

Petition of the Council and House of Representatives of Massachusetts

The petition of the Council and House of Representatives of his Majesty’s Province of Massachusetts Bay, Most humbly showeth: That the Act passed in the last session of Parliament, entitled ” An act for granting certain duties in the British colonies and plantations in America,” etc., must necessarily bring many burdens upon the inhabitants of…

The Currency Act of 1764

WHEREAS great quantities of paper bills of credit have been created and issued in his Majesty’s colonies or plantations in America, by virtue of acts, orders, resolutions, or votes of assembly, making and declaring such bills of credit to be legal tender in payment of money: and whereas such bills of credit have greatly depreciated…

The Royal Proclamation of 1763

Preamble WHEREAS we have taken into Our Royal Consideration the extensive and valuable Acquisitions in America, secured to our Crown by the late Definitive Treaty of Peace, concluded at Paris the 10th Day of February last; and being desirous that all Our loving Subjects, as well of our Kingdom as of our Colonies in America,…