Reasons to Uphold the Stamp Act [Stamp Act]. Correct Copies of the Two Protests Against the Bill to Repeal the American Stamp Act, Of Last Session. With Lists of the Speakers and Voters. Paris [i.e. London]: Chez J.W. Imprimeur [i.e. J. Almon], 1766. 24 pp. Octavo (8-1/4" x 5"). Disbound stab-stitched pamphlet, "No. 5" in early hand to head of title page, "6" in tiny hand to foot. Negligible light soiling to exterior, light toning to text, somewhat heavier in places, final leaf partially detached. $350. * First edition, first issue, the first to combine the previously issued Protest and Second Protest. This pamphlet reports the principal arguments in Parliament against the repeal of the Stamp Act. (Most of these centered around a fear of appearing weak or irresolute.) Some copies were issued with an 8 pp. List of the Minority in the House of Commons, Who Voted Against the Bill to Repeal the American Stamp Act (Paris [i.e. London], 1766). Also issued separately, it is not present in our copy. This pamphlet was also reissued later in 1766 in an anthology of essays about colonial trade and taxation. Adams, The American Controversy 66-27. English Short-Title Catalogue T34189.
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