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