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1764 Sugar Act Boston Printing EX RARE Taxation Without Representation Sam Adams
1764. Two acts of Parliament, : one passed in the sixth year of the reign of King George the Second: for encouraging the trade of the British sugar colonies. The other, passed in the fourth year of the reign of King George the Third: for granting certain duties in the British colonies. Boston, N.E- Reprinted by Richard Draper, Printer To His Excellency The Governor & The Honorable His Majesty's Council of the Province of Massachusetts Bay, MDCCLXIV (1764). Evans 9682. [2], 459-470, 469-477, [1] p. : coat of arms ; 35 cm (fol.) Otherwise known the Sugar Act, this pamphlet, printed by Tory printer Richard Draper, could rightly be called the opening salvo of the Revolutionary War. It was this Act that Samuel Adams, weeks after this printing in May of 1764 , called an example of taxation without representation: ''If Taxes are laid upon us in any shape without our having a legal Representation where they are laid, are we not reduced from the Character of free Subjects to the miserable State of tributary Slaves?'' This pamphlet was deemed important enough to be included in a book by the American Antiquarian Society 1977 called Wellsprings of A Nation. (#82). That book is also included in this auction. There are 3 known copies of this Colonial New England printing of the Sugar Act- one at the Massachusetts Historical Society, one at the American Antiquarian Society, and this one. This copy bears the 19th Century era ink stamp of the American Antiquarian Society, Worcester, Mass ''Sold CHS'' inscribed within it in pencil, and might be the copy listed in their 1837 directory of hold … [Click Below for Full Description]
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