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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Massachusetts (search)
lecting, and which could not be replaced, are lost......Aug. 26. 1765 Vessel arrives at Boston with the stamps......Sept. 25, 1765 [These stamps were deposited at Castle William and remained there.] Delegates from nine Anglo-American colonies meet at New York......Oct. 7, 1765 [This congress was composed of twenty-six members. From New York, four; Rhode Island and Delaware, each two; Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, South Carolina, each three. Thomas Ruggles, of Massachusetts, was chosen president of the congress. The manifestoes brought out at this congress were: A Declaration of the Rights and Grievances of the Colonists of America ; an address to the King; a memorial to the House of Lords; and a petition to the House of Commons. The tone of all these was loyal.] Stamp Act goes into effect......Nov. 1, 1765 Andrew Oliver is compelled to resign his office......Dec. 17, 1765 Population of Massachusetts, 238,423......1765 Dr. B