London Gazette, 1766 Newspaper with Colonial Response to the Repeal of the Stamp Act

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London Gazette, 1766 Newspaper with Colonial Response to the Repeal of the Stamp Act
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This item SOLD at 2021 Mar 10 @ 20:51UTC-5 : EST/CDT

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England, 1766. September 2nd-6th, 1766 London Gazette Newspaper, 2 double-sided pages. VF condition for its age, slight signs of wear at left margin, stamp at bottom right corner. The London Gazette is one of the official journals of record or Government gazettes of the Government of the United Kingdom, and the most important among such official journals in the United Kingdom, in which certain statutory notices are required to be published. The London Gazette claims to be the oldest surviving English newspaper and the oldest continuously published newspaper in the UK, having been first published on 7 November 1665 as The Oxford Gazette. This particular edition of the newspaper reports South Carolina's and Rhode Island's colonial addresses to the King of England, responding with thanks and loyalty due to the recent repeal of the Stamp Act, mentioned throughout the front page. The Stamp Act of 1765 was an Act of the Parliament of Great Britain which imposed a direct tax on the British colonies in America and required that many printed materials in the colonies be produced on stamped paper produced in London, carrying an embossed revenue stamp. Printed materials included legal documents, magazines, playing cards, newspapers, and many other types of paper used throughout the colonies, and it had to be paid in British currency, not in colonial paper money. The Act was repealed on 18 March 1766 as a matter of expedience, but Parliament affirmed its power to legislate for the colonies "in all cases whatsoever" by also passing the Declaratory Act. A series of new taxes and regulations then ensuedÑlikewise opposed by the Americans. The episode played a major role in defining the 27 colonial grievances that were clearly stated within the text of the Indictment of George III section of the United States Declaration of Independence, enabling the organized colonial resistance which led to the American Revolution in 1775. Rare piece of colonial American history on the even of Revolution. (John E. Herzog Collection)