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Great Britain. Acts. Act for granting certain duties in...America

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03404 Author/Creator: Great Britain. Acts. Place Written: London Type: Pamphlet Date: 1767 Pagination: 3 p. 31 x 20 cm

Summary of Content: The Townshend Act, which levied taxes on certain goods, and removed customs duties from other goods exported from England. This act also set measures to prevent illegal trading of goods in America. Passed on 29 June 1767. Printed by Mark Baskett. First Printing. Paginated 655-656 + unpaginated title page.

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Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Global History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGovernment and CivicsSmugglingLawFinanceTaxes or TaxationCommerceMerchants and Trade

Sub Era: Road to Revolution

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