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Goldthwait, Thomas (1717-1799) to Thomas Flucker

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.09033 Author/Creator: Goldthwait, Thomas (1717-1799) Place Written: Stockton Springs, Maine Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 16 February 1766 Pagination: 3 p. : address : docket ; 23.6 x 18.3 cm.

Summary of Content: Written from Fort Pownall, at present-day Stockton Springs, Maine. Reports that although he has not had a recent letter from Flucker, he plans to proceed with constructing the new township as soon as spring arrives. Writes, "I can form no opinion from the papers which I've seen how the opposition to the stamp act is likely to issue. IF it should end in allowing the Colonies a representation in Parliament I think it will be making bad, worse...But this is a dangerous subject to handle - & I'll quit it lest I should be brought to confession under the tree of liberty." Discusses his views on the Stamp Act, which suggest he is a Loyalist, supporting the British government and believing the colonists should pay their taxes.

People: Flucker, Thomas, 1719-1783
Goldthwaite, Thomas, 1717-1799

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Building ConstructionImmigration and MigrationWaldo PatentGlobal History and CivicsForeign AffairsGovernment and CivicsLibertyTaxes or TaxationRebellionMobs and RiotsLoyalistSons of LibertyStamp Act

Sub Era: Road to Revolution

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