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The Stamp Act was passed on the tenth of January, 17G5, and repealed on the twenty-second of February, of the next year. The news of its repeal was hailed with joy. Bonfires illuminated the hills, and the voice of the people throughout the country united in one earnest display of exultation and loyalty. Many pieces, both in prose and metre, appeared at the time, celebrating the occasion. The following is declared, in the papers of the day, to have been spoken at " a mirthful celebration of the free inhabitants of Northampton, Virginia."
STAMP ACT REPEAL.
In Greece and Rome renowned for art and arms, Whose every bosom felt fair Freedom's charms, Those manly breasts which generous ardor fired, When public weal their swords or care required; When peace abroad their conquering arms procured. At home, when wisdom, Liberty secured: