In the letter Johnstone describes the citizens' negative reaction to the Stamp Act and their subsequent hostility toward him. He writes to defend himself against allegations of misconduct from several of his colleagues: "It may perhaps be alleged,...
In the letter Johnstone describes the burden the Stamp Act has placed on the "infant colony," and he mentions the citizens' growing opposition to his administration. While he acknowledges the "real inconveniences" the tax has caused, he is careful...
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