The act attempts to protect the "Infant Colony" from disorder and idleness: "Whereas Drunkness and Debauchery in every Community tend very much to inervate [sic] the Constitutions of such unhappy persons as are addicted to those Vices, and when...
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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