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The Revenue, or Sugar, Act of 1764, which was a principal component of Grenville’s program, sought to monopolize the sugar trade for British merchants by banning foreign imports and by imposing or raising taxes on a wide variety of consumer goods.
Thomas’s most important contribution was to strike a contract with the Farmers General, an aristocratic combine that controlled most foreign imports to the kingdom, for supply of tobacco.
Most of the hot-sauce companies use foreign imports now.