Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An office where government stamps are issued, and stamp-duties and taxes are received.
“Bagwax had, in the meantime, been with his friend Smithers at the stamp-office, and was now fully prepared By the help of Smithers he had arrived at the fact that the postage-stamp had certainly been fabricated in 1874, some months after the date imprinted on the cover of the letter to which it was affixed.”
“The "sons of liberty," as they called themselves in reference to Barré's speech, were active in Boston, and in August, 1765, a mob plundered the house of a man who was nominated as a distributor of stamps, destroyed a building on his land which they believed was to be used as a stamp-office, hanged him in effigy, and forced him to renounce his appointment.”
“We do not respect a stamp-office clerk, or an exciseman's assistant.”
“Bagwax had, in the meantime, been with his friend Smithers at the stamp-office, and was now fully prepared.”
“I shall see Smithers at the stamp-office on Monday of course. ”
“There was such a game with Fogg here, this mornin', 'said the man in the brown coat,' while Jack was upstairs sorting the papers, and you two were gone to the stamp-office.”
“[John Syme, of the stamp-office, was the companion as well as comrade in arms, of Burns: he was a well-informed gentleman, loved witty company, and sinned in rhyme now and then: his epigrams were often happy.]”
“He was a commissioner of the stamp-office, and brother-in-law to Richard Brinsley”
“These pieces shew how much he was displeased with the last measures of Queen Anne, and were written to combat the Tory ministry; to oppose which he set about procuring a seat in Parliament; for which purpose he resigned his place of commissioner of the stamp-office, in June 1713, in a letter to the earl of Oxford, lord high treasurer, and was chosen member of the House of Commons, for the Borough of Stockbridge.”
“Theaction was brought in consequence of a quarrel between the parties, and was not taken up by thp stamp-office.”
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