The Stamp Act was very unpopular among colonists. A majority considered it a violation of their rights as Englishmen to be taxed without their consent consent that only the colonial legislatures could grant. Their slogan was No taxation without representation.
Colonial assemblies sent petitions and protests, and the Stamp Act Congress held in New York City was the first significant joint colonial response to any British measure when it petitioned Parliament and the King. One member of the British Parliament argued that the colonials were no different from the 90% residents of Great Britain who did not own property and thus could not vote, but who were nevertheless "virtually" represented by land-owning electors and representatives who had common interests with them. An American attorney refuted this by pointing out that the relations between the Americans and the English electors were "a knot too infirm to be relied on" for proper representation, "virtual" or otherwise. Local protest groups established Committees of Correspondence which created a loose coalition from New England to Maryland.Protests and demonstrations increased, often initiated by the Sons of Liberty and occasionally involving hanging of effigies. This listing includes the complete entire original newspaper. Every item we sell is original printed on the date indicated at the beginning of its description, unless clearly stated as a reproduction in the header AND text body. This is truly a piece OF HISTORY that YOU CAN OWN! The item "1767 newspaper MARYLAND ASSEMBLY on REPEAL OF STAMP ACT pre Revolutionary War" is in sale since Sunday, November 25, 2018.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Paper\Newspapers\Pre-1900". The seller is "boyl-timo" and is located in Oxford, Maryland. This item can be shipped worldwide.