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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Maryland, (search)
Ringgold delegates to the congress of deputies from all the colonies......1765 Frederick county court deciding the Stamp Act unconstitutional, a popular demonstration takes place, the Sons of liberty carry through the streets a coffin inscribed, The Stamp Act expired of a mortal stab received from the Genius of Liberty in Frederick county court, Nov. 23, 1765, aged 22 days ......Nov. 30, 1765 Public officers in Annapolis, urged by the people, treat the Stamp Act as a nullity......April 3, 1766 People of Maryland enter into articles for non-importation of British superfluities and for the promotion of American manufactures......June 20, 1769 British bark Good Intent, arriving at Annapolis, a meeting of the Associators is held, and it is resolved that the cargo of English goods should not be landed......1770 Assembly attempts to diminish the amount of fees collectible by the public officials and established clergy, but is prorogued by the governor, who issues a proclama
r, and disposed of by parliament. 6 Geo. III. c. LII. Thus taxes for regulating trade were renewed in conformity to former laws; and the Act of Navigation was purposely so far sharpened as to prohibit landing non-enumerated goods in Ireland. 6 Geo. III. c. LII. The colonial officers did not relax from their haughtiness. Under instructions given by the former administration, the Governor of Grenada claimed to rule the island by prerogative; and Sir Hugh Palliser, Ordinances of 3 April, 1766. at Newfoundland, arrogated the monopoly of the fisheries to Great Britain and Ireland. The strength of the ministry was tested on their chap. XXIV.} 1766. April. introducing a new tax on windows. The English, said Grenville, must now pay what the colonists should have paid; De Guerchy to Choiseul, 21 April. and the subject was referred to a committee by a diminished majority. Great Britain not only gave up the Stamp Tax, but itself defrayed the expenses Treasury Minute of