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be the suspending, for three or four months, of prosecutions which, experience had shown, could not be carried on: but as to the compensation, the act would have an immediate effect and could not be recalled.
The act was disapproved, upon its being laid before the king, merely from the nature of it, and the danger of establishing a precedent; but the money was paid before the news arrived, and nothing further passed upon the subject.
Mass., III. 158-160.
On the 16th of May,  a copy of the Act of Parliament for the repeal of the Stamp Act was brought to Boston.
No rejoicings, since the revolution, had been equal to those on this occasion.
Ibid., III. 147.— We hear from Cambridge and other neighboring towns, that they have expressed their joy on account of the repeal of the Stamp Act, by illuminations, fireworks, &c., &c. —Boston Evening Post, May 26, 1766. But the people were not quite ready to forgive those members of the provincial government who