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STATE OF MASSACHUSETT'S [sic] BAY...AN ACT TO PREVENT MONOPOLY AND OPPRESSION [caption title]
[Boston, 1777. String-tied self-wrappers, as issued. Contemporary ink notations on first page and verso of final text page. Two small holes in final leaf, affecting about five words. Very good. The present copy bears the ownership signature of Jonathan Stone of the central Massachusetts town of Rutland, just north of Worcester. The final blank page contains Stone's ink notes recording the names of leading Rutland citizens and politicians, as well as several calculations. In 1777, Massachusetts passed a State Price Act, allowing towns to set prices on various groceries and commodities to prevent profiteering through hoarding and price gouging. This printed version of the Act, passed Jan. 25, sets out the reasoning for the law in a preamble, provides a list of goods and services with the maximum prices that could be asked, and authorizes localities throughout the state to set their own prices based on "usage and custom." The law was repealed in October 1777. EVANS 15404. CUSHING 976. NAIP w033147.
      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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