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

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03404 Author/Creator: Great Britain. Acts. Place Written: London Type: Pamphlets Date: 1767 Pagination: 1

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.


Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Keywords/Subjects: Global History and US Foreign Policy, Global History and US Foreign Policy, Government and Civics, Smuggling, Law, Finance, Taxes or Taxation, Commerce, Merchants and Trade

Sub Era: Road to Revolution