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picnic Wed Aug 23. at 7:30 PM
At the Presbyterian Church
Main St & Rt. 50
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Just a reminder tonight is the monthly historical society meeting. Open to the public. 7:30pm at the museum. ... See MoreSee Less

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November 1, 1765

Parliament enacts the Stamp Act.
The English reasoned, that the Americans should contribute to their own defense.
This was the most controversial of the acts passed by Parliament . The colonists were forced to buy a stamp for every American newspaper , legal document, license and bond, grants and deeds, and liquor license.
The Stamp Act was met with violence, boycotts of British goods.
March 4,1766 Parliament repeals the Stamp Act. On March 18,1766 they passed the Declaratory Act this gave parliament authority to make laws binding the the colonies in all cases. It gave more meaning to "taxation without representation ".
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August 14, 1765:

Two effigies hung from the elm tree where modern day Washington and Essex Streets meet in Boston. One was a likeness of Secretary Andrew Oliver,the other the Devil peeking through a boot. The tree bece known as the Liberty Tree.
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