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... Grenville moved slowly , and apparently with reluctance , in extending the
system to America . In March , 1764 , the proposed introduction of a stamp bill
was announced in the House of Commons , but the matter was then laid over
until the ...
The proposal to tax the colonies directly by act of Parliament , however , seemed
to the colonies , accustomed as they were to be taxed only by their representative
assemblies , not only unwarranted but also highly dangerous . The purposes ...
The third proposed to raise an American revenue by the imposition of import
duties , the proceeds to be applied to paying the salaries of judicial and civil
officers and defraying the expenses of defending the colonies . The estimated
... 1768 , in a circular letter to the other colonies , entered its protest , in dignified
but earnest language , against the claim to tax the colonies by parliamentary
authority , and the proposed payment of judges and civil officers by the Crown .
The Virginia House of Burgesses protested strongly against the proposed action
as a flagrant violation of the right of Englishmen to be tried by a jury of the
vicinage and according to the established course of the common law . For
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This well-crafted address was presented as a series of suggestions for a way to conciliate the American colonists and avoid a revolt. The common-sense points that Burke makes and the ways that he goes ... Leer reseña completa