on the part of the govern-
To soothe America
were at the same time granted on the importation of deals, planks, boards, and timber from the plantations.
Coffee of their growth was exempted from an additional duty; their iron might be borne to Ireland
; their lumber to Ireland
, the Azores
, and Europe
, south of Cape Finisterre
; the prohibition on exporting their bar iron
was removed; the rice of North Carolina
was as much liberated as that of South Carolina
; and rice might be warehoused in England
for re-exportation without advancing the duties.. In executing the Stamp Act, it was further provided, that the revenue to be derived from it should not be remitted to England
, but constitute a part of the sum to be expended in America
also resolved to select the stamp officers for America
from among the Americans
themselves; and the friends and agents of the colonies were invited to make the nominations; and they did so, Franklin4
among the rest.
‘You tell me,’ said the minister, ‘you are poor, and unable to bear the tax; others tell me you are able.
Now, take the business into your own hands; you will see how and where it pinches, and will certainly let us know it; in which case it shall be eased.’5