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16                                 AMERICAN TAXATION.
To all, both land and seamen.
Who glory in the day When we shall all be freemen
In North America,
Success to legislation,
That rules with gentle hand, To trade and navigation,
By water and by land. May all with one opinion
Our wholesome laws obey, Throughout this vast dominion
Of North America.
1 " Stamp Act." On Monday, the 8th day of April, 1765, the ship Edward arrived at New York, bringing the " terrible " news of the passage of the Stamp Act. The people immediately declared their determination to resist it, and the newspapers of the day declaimed against it, saying "the account of these resolves must make the ears of every American, who conceives himself to be a freeman, accord­ing to the British constitution, to tingle, and fill him with aston­ishment." " The whole of the act is so artfully contrived and so cautiously guarded, that there is no way to elude the design of it, but by rejecting the whole as an unconstitutional attempt upon our liberties, and by nobly opposing every effort that may be made to put it in execution."
" " There's Hut-chinson and Rogers. Thisprobably refers to Jere-mi;th Dummer Rogers, one of the barristers and attorneys who






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