Anno Regni Georgii III … An Act for granting certain Duties in the British Colonies and Plantations in America … for applying the Produce of such Duties and of the Duties to arise by the virtue of the said Act, towards defraying the Expenses of defending, protecting, and securing the said Colonies and Plantations … and more effectively preventing the clandestine Conveyance of Goods to and from the said Colonies and Plantations, and improving and securing the Trade between the same and Great Britain. SUGAR ACT.
Anno Regni Georgii III … An Act for granting certain Duties in the British Colonies and Plantations in America … for applying the Produce of such Duties and of the Duties to arise by the virtue of the said Act, towards defraying the Expenses of defending, protecting, and securing the said Colonies and Plantations … and more effectively preventing the clandestine Conveyance of Goods to and from the said Colonies and Plantations, and improving and securing the Trade between the same and Great Britain
Anno Regni Georgii III … An Act for granting certain Duties in the British Colonies and Plantations in America … for applying the Produce of such Duties and of the Duties to arise by the virtue of the said Act, towards defraying the Expenses of defending, protecting, and securing the said Colonies and Plantations … and more effectively preventing the clandestine Conveyance of Goods to and from the said Colonies and Plantations, and improving and securing the Trade between the same and Great Britain
One of the key Parliamentary Acts leading to the American Revolution

Anno Regni Georgii III … An Act for granting certain Duties in the British Colonies and Plantations in America … for applying the Produce of such Duties and of the Duties to arise by the virtue of the said Act, towards defraying the Expenses of defending, protecting, and securing the said Colonies and Plantations … and more effectively preventing the clandestine Conveyance of Goods to and from the said Colonies and Plantations, and improving and securing the Trade between the same and Great Britain

London: Printed by Mark Baskett; and by the assigns of Robert Baskett, 1764. Folio (288 x 186 mm). Title-page with woodcut royal coat-of-arms. Disbound. In fine condition. Item #408171

The "Sugar Act" was the beginning of "taxation without representation", replacing the Molasses Act of 1733 its main purpose was to raise revenue. With the exception of the repeal of the despised "Stamp Act" (a temporary relief only) the other acts all gradually riled the colonists culminating in the "American Prohibitory Act" of 1775/6 which was the last straw and resulted in the Declaration of Independence in July 1776. ESTC N56801.

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