The Tenant Act: Stamp Duties In Colonial England

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Primary Source Analysis 1763-1783 In the primary source below, the journal talks about a law being put into place into the colonies by the crown in London. This law was called the stamp act, which was a very big deal during the colonial times of the Americans. Before talking about any detail of the act itself, the journal talks about how each British person who travelled from England has a duty and a responsibility to the crown. I think that this create the feeling that each person must be loyal to the origin, in this case most of them came from England, so they’re expected to pay their dues and respects back to their government that they started out with. The peculiar thing is that the majority of people who generally travelled to the new…show more content…
[. . . ] 7th That Trial by Jury is the inherent and invaluable Right of every British Subject, in these Colonies. 8th That the late Act of Parliament, entitled, "An Act for Granting and applying certain Stamp Duties, and other Duties in the British Colonies and Plantations in America &c by imposing Taxes on the Inhabitants of these Colonies, and the said Act, and several other Acts, by extending the Jurisdiction of the Courts of Admiralty, beyond its Ancient limits, have a Manifest tendency to Subvert the Rights, and liberties of the Colonists.... 11th That the Restrictions imposed by several late Acts of Parliament on the Trade of these Colonies, will render them unable to purchase the Manufactures of Great Britain. 12th That the Increase Prosperity and happiness of these Colonies, depend on the full and free Enjoyment of their Rights and Liberties, and an Intercourse with Great Britain mutually Affectionate and Advantageous. 13th That it is the Right of the British Subjects in these Colonies to Petition the King, or either House of
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