Stamp Act Incentive

Arts & Literature

January 7, 2013
by Todd Andrlik Also by this Author


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Stamp Act IncentiveThe August 29, 1765, issue of the Pennsylvania Gazette (Philadelphia) reports Stamp Act resistance in Providence and Boston. Two pages later, in the same issue, readers are encouraged to buy almanacs before November 1, the date the cursed Act will take effect, because prices were likely to double then. Here are extracts from three of the almanac ads providing Stamp Act incentives by three area printers, including William Dunlap, whose nephew and apprentice at the time was John Dunlap, famous for his Declaration broadside printing 11 years later.





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