Sources and Documents Illustrating the American Revolution, 1764-1788, and the Formation of the Federal Constitution

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
INTRODUCTION
PAGE
I. The Taxation Question, 1764-70xi
II. The Western Problem, 1763-88xvii
III. The Crisis, 1772-6xxxii
IV. The State and Federal Constitutions, 1776-88xxxviii
DOCUMENTS
From the Royal Proclamation on North America, 7 October 17631
From James Otis's Rights of the British Colonies, 17644
A Remonstrance from the Pennsylvania Frontier, 17649
The Virginia Resolves on the Stamp Act, 30 May 1765:
1. Patrick Henry's Speech, from different sources14
2. The Resolves17
Soame Jenyns's Objections to the Taxation of our American Colonies by the Legislature of Great Britain, briefly consider'd, 176518
From Daniel Dulany's Considerations on the Propriety of imposing Taxes in the British Colonies . . . by Act of Parliament, 176524
Resolutions of the Stamp Act Congress, 19 October 176532
From Dickinson's Farmer's Letters, 1767-834
Indian Diplomacy. From the Proceedings of a Congress of the Six Nations . . . before Sir William Johnson, March 176854
From the Report of the Board of Trade and Plantations on the Western Problem. 7 March 176862
The Acts of Trade and Navigation. Instructions by the Commissioners of the Customs in America, February 176974
The Regulator Movement in North Carolina. Petition of a Frontier County. 176983
Proceedings of the Town of Boston, October-November 177287

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