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- n. an act of the British Parliament  imposing a duty on all paper, vellum, and parchment used in the American colonies, and declaring all writings on unstamped materials to be null and void.
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- n. an act passed by the British Parliament in 1756 that raised revenue from the American Colonies by a duty in the form of a stamp required on all newspapers and legal or commercial documents; opposition by the Colonies resulted in the repeal of the act in 1766
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The earliest attempt in poetical composition, by Phillis, which has been preserved -- though she probably made many at an earlier date -- is the little poem intended to express her loyal acknowledgements to the King, (George III,) on occasion of the Repeal of the Stamp Act -- an event of intense interest in all the American Colonies.
With both the Penns and the opposition Quakers busy courting royal favor, the government was all but immobilized in the face of the Stamp Act crisis.
About the time the American Stamp Act was being pushed through Parliament, Reynolds 'studio was the neutral stamping-ground for both parties.
The president of the revolutionary Stamp Act Congress in 1765, Bostonian Timothy Ruggles, also refused to cross that line.
Secret societies calling themselves the “Sons of Liberty” after a phrase used in a ringing speech made against the Stamp Act in the House of Commons by Colonel Isaac Barre also arose and pledged themselves to resist any illegitimate parliamentary act or law.
When Martin Howard, a loyalist of Newport, Rhode Island, defended the Stamp Act in 1765, Otis denounced the whole town as full of “Turks, Jews, and other infidels with a few renegade Christians and Catholics.”
The town, when Charlotte arrived, was in a state of political and military turmoil such as it had not known since the Stamp Act Congress met in Federal Hall or the Battle of Golden Hill was fought in John Street.
Charlotte Temple, a tale of truth; reprinted from the rare first American edition (1794), over twelve hundred errors in later editions being corected, and the preface restored; with an historical and biographical introduction, bibliography, etc., by Francis W. Halsey.